UPDATED: Gunman tries to assassinate Republican congressmembers


Photo credit: Donny Ferguson

UPDATE: The attempted assassin has been identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Illinois, a Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrat who declared online “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

A gunman opened fire early Wednesday morning on Republican members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game.

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was wounded in the hip, as were an undetermined number of other unidentified people.  The guman reportedly fired between 50 and 100 shots at Republicans.

The gunman was taken down by a wounded member of Scalise’s security detail.  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who was at the practice, notes that had Scalise, a member of House leadership, not been there, there would have no security personnel and dozens could have been killed.

According to witness accounts, the gunman checked to make sure the congressmen were Republicans before retrieving his gun and opening fire.

The congressmen were practicing for Thursday’s annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

UPDATE: Texas Congressman Roger Williams was injured in the shooting, but it is unknown if he was shot or injured while seeking cover.

UPDATE: The shooting occurred in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington. Local streets have been closed and schools are in lockdown.

UPDATE: 11:41am

Photo credit: Facebook, James Hodgkinson

Just weeks after Democrats grabbed a Republican Congressman by the neck, drove another Congressman off the road and threatened to shoot the children of another Republican Congress, authorities have identified the man who attempted to assassinate multiple House and Senate Republicans as a 66-year-old Democrat activist.

The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois, declared online March 22 “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

Hodgkinson managed to shoot and wound Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise, along with several aides and Capitol Police officers. His Facebook page included an anti-Scalise cartoon.

Hodgkinson was also an anti-pipeline environmentalist whose social media accounts were flooded with adoring photograpghs of Bernie Sanders.

His current profile photo is the phrase, “Democratic Socialism Explained in 3 Words: “We The People.”

  • Carol

    Blood on the hands of all democrats…….especially from congress. Hillary is the main reason…..calling for “resistance”…….and all democratic governors for allowing violence in cities and telling law enforcement to stand down. Hillary, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer and others are all responsible for any killings. They are all guilty including BO and MO!

    • We The People

      Include the head of the DNC. Is this why they all want more refugees? Birds of a feather stick together.

      • Kevin

        It’s also why they scream for more gun control. With the People defenseless, Big Brother comes riding in on the proverbial “White Horse” to save the day. The result is totalitarian dictatorship, with the democrats in control.

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Thank God he is now deceased!
    He was an operative of the Democrat-Communist-Islamic Terrorist Organization.


    A liberal, go figure….

    • We The People

      No t a surprise.

  • Ithamar

    Instead of the insane call to ban “assault weapons”, perhaps the call should be to ban the criminal cartel called the Democrat Party, do it on the basis of treating the mentally insane or its members innate predilection for criminal violence, just ban it from the public arena.

    • Kevin

      I like the idea of reconvening the HUAC committee, with questions like, “Are you now, or have you ever been a member of, the DEMOCRAT Party?”

  • We The People

    Sure glad they killed him or we would have another long drawn out investigation like the Russia collusion Democrat fabricated hate assault.

  • We The People

    The chickens are coming home to roost after 8 years of an anti American community organizer in the WH.


    A mentally unstable individual and all you have is rhetoric – I’ll bet you think of yourselves as good Christians too! It is what to be expected from you all.

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