Hodgkinson carried ‘kill list’ of House Freedom Caucus members

Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican members of the United States Congress as they practiced for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning, authorities said.One source told CBS News the note is not considered an “assassination list”, but it is clear Hodgkinson had a group of people he was focused on recently. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. The suspect, James Hodgkinson, was killed when officers returned fire.U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip and critically wounded Wedne…The officers were on hand due to the presence of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, a senior House member and Republican leader who was wounded in the attack.Over the course of Thursday’s news conference, Hodgkinson did not wish to discuss her husband’s politics and asked reporters to leave her neighbors and family alone.”I didn’t like him from the beginning”, she said. “There’s nothing I could do about it”.”I just don’t know what to tell you people”, she told reporters.Federal law enforcement said he was living out of his auto from March until June.The YMCA says they never received any complaints about him, and no staff member “recalls observing inappropriate or unusual behavior by him”, the statement said. It wasn’t ‘Hey, do you mind if I used the bike?’ It was like, ‘Hey, you’re in my way.”This man was just so passionate and hateful toward (President Donald) Trump”, said Crist Dauberman, recounting Hodgkinson’s profanity-laden tirade. “My daughters don’t deserve all this”, she said. She says she didn’t know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm.Congressman John Shimkus was not at the practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game.Investigators say they’ve checked Hodgkinson’s laptop, cell phone, and a camera found in his van but have found no manifesto, no intent to commit violence, and nothing to indicate he was scouting potential targets. “I don’t deserve this, my daughters don’t deserve this”, the shooter’s wife added.