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James T. Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Campaigned for Bernie Sanders

James T. Hodgkinson, Shooting Suspect, Campaigned for Bernie Sanders

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by Joel B. Pollak

The Washington Post reports that James T. Hodgkinson, the suspect in the Alexandria shooting that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three others at a Republican baseball practice Wednesday morning campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.

The Post and other outlets have identified the suspect as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Belleville, IL who reportedly owns a home inspections business.

The Post‘s Robert Costa interviewed a man who says that he and Hodgkinson campaigned for Sanders in Iowa:

 Charles Orear, 50, a restaurant manager from St. Louis, said in an interview Wednesday that he became friendly with James T. Hodgkinson, whom law enforcement officials identified as the shooter, during their work in Iowa on Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Orear said Hodgkinson was a passionate progressive and showed no signs of violence or malice toward others.

CNN also reported that law enforcement authorities are searching through the suspect’s social media postings, which included “anti-Trump rhetoric.”

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One comment

  1. Not a surprise to me. Uncle Bernie has advocated nothing but communist principles since he first entered politics, has lauded every communist regime & leader, and has unceasingly encouraged every sort of opposition to non-socialists. I should know. I first saw him when he came to speak at Dibden Fine Arts Center at Johnson State College in Vermont in 1972.

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