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Scalise Shooter Identified As ‘Democratic Socialist’ Who Wanted To “Destroy Trump”

James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois has been identified as the terrorist responsible for opening fire on a group of Republican Congressmen at a baseball practice earlier today, hitting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), according to a report by NBC News. Hodgkinson was shot by Capitol Police and later died of his injuries. Hodginson is said to have initially approached Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), asking them whether the group playing baseball were Republicans or Democrats. He then returned to his vehicle, presumably to collect his weapons, before firing at the Republican politicians on the field. Hodgkinson’s Facebook page provides an important insight into his ideological persuasion. It features a profile picture praising democratic socialism, and a cover photo featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). On his wall, he makes clear his endorsement of Sen. Sanders, saying, “I want Bernie to win the White House”, as he “really care about the working class”. He also expresses an admiration of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), declaring that he is… Keep Reading

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