Rep. Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack."
The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team.
Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, according to Rep. Mo Brooks, who told CNN he was on deck when the shooting occurred.
According to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a "deliberate attack."...
Perhaps as a coping mechanism, the New York Times now editorializes that Hodgkinson ‚Äúwas surely deranged, and his derangement had found its fuel in politics.‚ÄĚ One can argue that anyone who seeks to assassinate politicians is by definition deranged. Some people might even argue that Hodgkinson‚Äôs proposal to lift marginal tax rates to ‚Äú70% or more‚ÄĚ was insane. But Hodgkinson‚Äôs mental condition has not been established. The Associated Press reports that as of March 24 of this year, just before Hodgkinson set off for Virginia from his home in Illinois, local law enforcement in that state had no knowledge of any psychiatric issues. That‚Äôs when police were called to his house by neighbors concerned about the multiple gunshots he was firing. According to the AP: St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice. The deputy cautioned Hodgkinson about shooting around homes, given that the rounds can travel up to a mile. No charges were filed. ‚Äė‚ÄėHe said, ‚ÄėI understand,‚Äô and said he needed to take the gun to a range to shoot it, Watson said. ‚Äė‚ÄėThere was nothing we could arrest him for..." Normal Dem.
penned wrote: Rep. Scalise... a conservative, supporter of Trump, came out recently and spoke on video about need to deal with human trafficking (an issue that has come up during elections and DNC concerns) before he was shot this week practicing for the Congressional game Conservative reps are working on HR 436. is this what the dems are trying to stop? many wonder... The shooter, Hogdinson had been living at the YMCA for awhile nearby and had a kill list of GOP officials. He had been a fan of Sanders and Rachel Maddow. Gateway Pundit reports he was obsessesed with the false Russia-Trump narrative. According to same article at GP his 17 year old foster daughter had doused herself with gas and set herself on fire in 1996. another foster daughter in 2002. H.R. 436 Human Trafficking Prioritization Act the list keeps growing.
Curious how he was the main target and few question why
Rep. Scalise... a conservative, supporter of Trump, came out recently and spoke on video about need to deal with human trafficking (an issue that has come up during elections and DNC concerns) before he was shot this week practicing for the Congressional game
Conservative reps are working on HR 436.
is this what the dems are trying to stop? many wonder...
The shooter, Hogdinson had been living at the YMCA for awhile nearby and had a kill list of GOP officials. He had been a fan of Sanders and Rachel Maddow. Gateway Pundit reports he was obsessesed with the false Russia-Trump narrative. According to same article at GP his 17 year old foster daughter had doused herself with gas and set herself on fire in 1996. another foster daughter in 2002.
Connor7 wrote: TrueHolyBibleChristianCatholic, while you accuse me of being ignorant on political matters, perhaps you are not that knowledgeable about how to use a keyboard, English grammar, or aesthetics. When you put everything in all caps, it makes it less desirable to read, in other words it looks unappealing to the eyeballs and no one is really going to read it. I hope you, TrueHolyBibleChristianCatholic, will hear this counsel, so I, and maybe others, will be more prone to read your posts. God bless.
Turn off keyboard Caps lock ? CAPSey dude has GOTTA squawk- And grammar?HA! He'll balk- aesthetics? THAT's a crock- Cathartic SHOUT u may mock- But let him VENT his talk - Majuscule's A building block- Of bible text- so I don't knock- A Louder bro's YELL to shock.
-- O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Is40:9
You ever hear kids at a mall yelling to each other to talk loud for the crowd- then they come into the car and keep talking real loud- they have the " still mall" voice.
ABC News Radio wrote: Now, doctors are ‚Äúencouraged in the improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours,‚ÄĚ Sava said. ‚ÄúWe have controlled his internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized.‚ÄĚ
Scalise will require additional operations, Sava said, adding that it‚Äôs difficult to predict how long he will be in the hospital.
‚ÄúHe will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúPresumably weeks.‚ÄĚ
THIS DOMESTIC TERRORIST INCIDENT SHOWS JUST HOW IGNORANT SOME POSTERS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE.
#1.THE SHOOTER, JAMES T. HODGKINSON, ALTHOUGH HE WAS A DEMOCRAT; HE WAS A SOUTHERN ILLINOIS +++DEMOCRAT+++ AND AS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW, SOUTHERN ILLINOISANS--WHETHER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, LIBERTARIANS & ETC. ARE LIKE SOUTHERNERS FROM ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, TENNESEE & ETC. WHO GENERALLY KNOW HOW TO SHOOT A GUN BY THE AGE OF 13.
#2.BERNIE SANDERS IS A WHOLESALE "JEWSUIT" SOCIALIST-/-COMMUNIST HYPOCRITE; NOT TO MENTION THE SATANISTS', DEVIL-WORSHIPPERS' & WICCAN-"WHITE"-WITCHES' SUPPORTED & ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. IN 2016.
#3.THIS ATTACK ON PATRIOT U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS IS A CONCERTED-COORDINATED SATANIST, OCCULT, ILLUMINATI & ROTH$CHILDS'+++SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN+++---CONSPIRACY---TO HINDER, OBSTRUCT & DESTROY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ALREADY ACTIVATED ***WAR ON PEDOPHILA***TO SEEK, ARREST & PROSECUTE ALL PEDOPHILES & PEDOPHILIA NETWORKS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. & ABROAD.
#4.IT WAS HIGHRANKING U.S. CONGRESSIONAL WHIP--REP. SCALISE--WHO'S A MAJOR TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LOYALIST; WHO HEADED & COORDINATED THE AFORESAID TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S GOAL OF PROSECUTING & IMPRISONING ALL PEDOPHILES IN THE U.S. & ABROAD !
Left-wing writer Malcolm Harris, who has a book contract with Little, Brown of New York, tweeted: ‚ÄúIf the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense?‚ÄĚ & ‚ÄúNope nope nope you can‚Äôt use ‚Äėrespect for human life‚Äô to defend GOP house leadership. That‚Äôs just bad math.‚ÄĚ A former prosecutor from Scalise‚Äôs home state of Louisiana, Sonia Gupta, tweeted: ‚ÄúBefore you start dropping to your knees to pray for @SteveScalise, remember that‚Äô he‚Äôs a racist piece of s*‚Äďt and hateful bigot.‚ÄĚ Daily Kos founder and Vox Media co-founder Markos Moulitsas tweeted, ‚ÄúRepublicans are getting what they want.‚ÄĚ (That was in response to a 2016 tweet from Judge Andrew Napolitano: ‚ÄúWhy do we have a Second Amendment? It‚Äôs not to shoot deer. It‚Äôs to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!‚ÄĚ) Activist and media personality, Tariq Nasheed, appeared to support the shooting on Twitter: ‚ÄúSo Rep. Steve Scalise, who once spoke at a white supremacist event sponsored by David Duke (google it) was SHOT today in Alexandria.‚ÄĚ Technology writer WaltIsFrozen tweeted, ‚ÄúMaybe if it‚Äôs Republican politics being targeted now today‚Äôs attack may have a silver lining.‚ÄĚ
This is the insanity of taking politics too far. J. Lincoln is guilty of taking politics too far and spends a LOT of time on this forum bashing Trump. Just because you don't make an attempt on someone's life doesn't mean you aren't guilty of hate.
America doesn't need a Democrat or a Republican - America needs Christ and His gospel.
Jim, The democratic underground supported Bernie Sanders, and those affiliated with his campaign and who are part of the "resistance " would put a bullet in my or even your head if killing a Christian meant justifying their cause. Bernie may of apologized but he's still responsible for being the cult leader to his minions . Nevertheless, the congressmen and agents who were shot need our prayers.
Sanders said"I don‚Äôt know if heaven exists. But if it does, then everybody [J. H. ] has the right to eternal life there. Nobody should be ‚Äúcondemned‚ÄĚ just because he doesn‚Äôt have enough money or the right skin color or doesn‚Äôt believe in the God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Whoever God is, I am certain that he/she/zir will save everyone, and nothing will ever convince me otherwise, not even God explicitly telling me that those who reject the salvation of Jesus will not be saved. Allowing men like (Christian)Vought to hold public office would allow them to impose their bigoted, discriminatory understanding of salvation on the American people. Not only is that contrary to my understanding of salvation that I was elected to impose on all Trump nominees, it‚Äôs also contrary to our nation‚Äôs founding principles of tolerance, equality, and entitlement to others‚Äô goods and services" -- As a Bernie Sanders supporter- the shooter had a guarantee of heaven in his leader's words
I'm glad Bernie condemned it, but would be more glad if he gave up his denial and apologized for motivating this man to become a terrorist. Bernie must come to grip he played an enormous roll in radicalizing this man into a would be murderer
The vindictiveness of people on the left towards Trump and the republican congress is all over the shooter's Facebook. If Mark Zuckerman were held responsible for permitting the murderous language on these groups posts, then perhaps it would curtail their actions. The shooter life has ended. But his cheerleaders of Sanders, Maddow and the Democratic underground need to be arrested.