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Congressional Shooter James T. Hodgkinson Appears to be a Bernie Sanders Supporter

James T. Hodgkinson, 66, has been identified as the shooter of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), two Capitol Hill officers and a Congressional staffer. The shooting took place in Alexandria, VA at a ballfield where Republican lawmakers were taking baseball practice.

Well, after taking a cursory glance at his social media accounts, it would appear that Hodgkinson is a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter and the shooting may be politically motivated.

One Facebook page purported to be Hodgkinson’s has a large photo of Sanders in the banner.
hodgkinson facebook page

Another Facebook page includes a number of derogatory posts about President Donald Trump and Republicans in general.

This is all based on just a quick scrub of Hodgkinson’s social media accounts.

This is a breaking story and will be updated with additional info as it comes in.

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