Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

A list of names - including some Republican members of Congress - was found with the Alexandria shooter, according to a law enforcement source and Rep. Mo Brooks, who was on the list and present at the practice but unharmed by the shooting. In 2012, he protested outside the local post office, carrying a sign reading "Tax the Rich". NPR's Hansi Lo Wang is in Belleville.

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"We understand he is lucky to be alive", the family said, crediting Mika's survival to his "fighting spirit" and the heroism of Capitol Police agents who took down the shooter.

Back in IL at least one friend of Hodgkinson - who didn't give his full name - defended him, saying, "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, that he was exhausted of some of the politics going on". "I need to use this bike, '" Balderston said. She declined to answer questions about her husband's political views.

When asked why he left and why he went to the Washington D.C. area specifically, Hodgkinson said her husband wanted to "work on taxes" with government officials, with a goal of changing the tax brackets. And she said she had no idea what exactly he was doing while he was gone.

"We're fortunate enough to have security on our first floor, but I still don't think they have the tools to do a good enough job here", said Auerbach, who has repeatedly pushed for better safeguards like a magnetometer, employee swipe cards and security checks for the public. And she wouldn't go into anything about his politics but did add this detail that he sold everything he owned from his businesses. "We now have no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful", reads the statement. He used a.30-caliber semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm handgun.

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However, there is no evidence so far that he was linked to any radical or violent groups. The FBI said the 66-year-old home inspector had been living out a van near the park since March. And that vehicle was parked across from the scene of the shooting. Hodgkinson moved from Belleville to Alexandria, Virginia, not long after Schaumleffel's "shots fired" call, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported. The message redirected users who wish to comment on the news about the business to "Yelp Talks" and noted any review on the page that seemed motivated by news events or did not have to do with reviews would be removed.

"Elections are elections. Whomever gets elected, we as American people have to back 100 percent". We know that he had a criminal record. The charges were eventually dropped. One neighbor told us that he and his family really kept to themselves.

"I am sorry that he did this but there is nothing i can do about it", Sue Hodgkinson, the shooter's wife said.

Stephen Brennwald, an attorney and YMCA regular, said he thought it was odd that Hodgkinson never exercised or wore workout clothes. Here's what she said.

"This is a powder keg right now, so everyone in authority has to be very careful with the words the say", said Nina Turner, a former Democratic state senator from OH and a high-profile Sanders supporter.

According to the newspaper, the parents said their daughter was a "very practical, level-headed girl" and they were stumped as to the motive behind the shocking death.

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