Steve Scalise's Shooter Was Carrying a Hit List Targeting the Freedom Caucus

FBI Special Agent in Charge Tim Slater holds up a flyer looking for information about the deceased suspect James T. Hodgkinson, during a media availability Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol police as congressmen and others dove for cover. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

According to FoxNews and the Daily Caller, Bernie Sanders supporter and failed assassin, James Hodgkinson, was carrying what amounts to a hit list containing names of members of the Freedom Caucus:


The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed. Fox News reported after this story that Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith are also on the list. All six congressmen are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which contains the lower chamber’s most conservative members.

Hitlist targets Jeff Duncan and Mo Brooks were also at the practice so it seems like Hodgkinson did more than simply decide to hit a generic GOP team practice. He went to a place where he knew some of his targets were located and where security was minimal.

It has been really difficult to believe that Hodgkinson was able to pull this off without some sort of support and without discussing it with anyone. The presence of a hit list makes the “lone wolf” claim even more questionable.



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