Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife

One injured aide has been released. Senate Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others were wounded in the attack.Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game – a tradition that began more than a century ago.The House of Representatives’ No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot.Scalise’s trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an “excellent recovery”, even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. “It’s about Republicans and Democrats”. Hard to imagine what else it could be, but the 66-year-old gunman was shot and killed by DC police, so he is not available to shed light on the list for us.Hodgkinson’s wife told ABC News that he had been living in Alexandria, Virginia, the location of the shooting, for the past two months. Hodgkinson was transferred to hospital and died of his injuries shortly after.Mrs. Hodgkinson, who works at a tax firm, told reporters that she was at the office when she first heard the news from an ABC reporter, who had called her on the phone.”Today in the White House we have perhaps the worst and most risky president in the history of our country”, Sanders says.Hodgkinson, who came out to Washington, D.C. following the election to continue his protest against Donald Trump, was described by the staff at a local BBQ place he went to as “creepy, “not a pleasant person”, and someone who appeared to be homeless”.Duncan said he spoke to Hodgkinson before the shooting.On Tuesday, Hodgkinson broke his apparent silence at the garage.Brooks aided two of the wounded following the early-morning shooting.(Kaley Johnson/Belleville News-Democrat via AP). He told her he was going to Washington DC to “change the tax brackets” and “work on taxes”, she said.Federal authorities are investigating Hodgkinson’s motives, including examining social media posts that included anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiments.On Wednesday, speaking on the Senate floor, Sanders condemned the “despicable act” and added, “Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society”.Ballistic tests are being done to determine if both were used during the attack.