A list of Republican names was found on the body of the gunman who opened fire on congressmen and staffers at a baseball field in Virginia.
The list, recovered by the FBI, was found in James T. Hodgkinson’s pocket, according to The Daily Caller.
EXCLUSIVE: Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body https://t.co/0SvpmPlsj9 pic.twitter.com/Olme3D514I
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2017
Handwritten on notepad paper, the list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, anonymous sources told the Daily Caller. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith were also included on that list, according to a separate report from Fox News.
Hse GOP names on Hodgkinson list written in pen found in van: DesJarlais, Franks, DuncanSC, Jordan, BrooksAL, Griffith
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 16, 2017
The named congressmen are all conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus, and the list appears to confirm that the shooting was not random but a premeditated attempt to assassinate the politicians.
Hodgkinson opened fire on congressman and their aides on Wednesday while they practiced at a baseball field in Alexandria. The 66 year-old, who apparently volunteered with Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign, wounded four people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, before being shot and killed by U.S. Capitol Police.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted a comment Friday.
For those still wondering, he didn’t hate baseball or beautiful summer mornings in June. He hated Republicans. https://t.co/rnStHcODdh
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 16, 2017
The congressmen named on the list were notified by the FBI, the Daily Caller reported. Franks confirmed to Fox News on Friday’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that he was one of the names on the list.
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