Gunman who shot Republicans was Sanders fan, had run-ins with law

Gunman who shot Republicans was Sanders fan, had run-ins with lawJames T. Hodgkinson, the rifle-toting 66-year-old who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game Wednesday, was a fervent fan of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders and angered by the policies of President Donald Trump. Hodgkinson died following a shootout with police on a baseball diamond in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, after his early-morning rifle and pistol attack left four people with gunshot wounds and two others with minor injuries. Stocky, with graying hair and a well-trimmed mustache-goatee combination, Hodgkinson was a strong critic of Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.



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