The Washington Post received backlash for an article published over the weekend in which the newspaper linked James T. Hodgkinson, the gunman who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and several others last month, to a talk radio host who supports President Donald Trump.
The Illinois man who attacked the Republican congressional baseball team last week took to Google to find information on the Republican convention the night before the shooting, according to the FBI.
James T. Hodgkinson, the man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and four others at a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, is shown in court reports to have been an abusive alcoholic.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) remains in critical condition after being shot in Alexandria, Va. on Wednesday.
Rep. Chris Collins (R., N.Y.) told WKBW-TV on Wednesday that he will carry his 9-millimeter handgun at future public events.
The man who shot five people at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning appears to be a diehard liberal, judging by social media accounts under his name.
The Washington Post was first to identify the shooter as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. There are two Facebook accounts for a James T. Hodgkinson and James Hodgkinson living in Belleville, Illinois with the same work history and similar syntax.