According to The Washington Post, the alleged shooter at a Congressional Republican softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, has now been identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Here’s what The Post reports:
The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show. Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Illinois. The charges were dismissed, records show.
Hodgkinson apparently asked a Congressman whether Republicans or Democrats were practicing on the baseball field before his attack.
MORE: “I did have an interaction with someone…who asked me if the team practicing was Democrat or Republican team,” Sen. Duncan says pic.twitter.com/7i4cM14XKk
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2017
The shooter has two Facebook pages, apparently. His earlier apparent Facebook page contains a banner picture of Bernie Sanders. His other apparent page contains several pieces of content dedicated to stock leftist rhetoric, including a solid amount of anti-Trump content:
Here’s a list of the alleged shooter’s Facebook group memberships:
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 14, 2017
The Left has maintained for years that Right-wing rhetoric is responsible for everything from the Oklahoma City bombing to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. If we use their own standard that rhetoric is responsible for violence, then the hard Left has something to answer for here.