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Old June 14th, 2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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Deadly Democrat shoots after months of venom from media toward republicans

Scalise shooter ID'd as James Hodgkinson
Published June 14, 2017
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A gunman believed to be a supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sprayed a hail of bullets at a GOP baseball practice Wednesday morning, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others before U.S. Capitol Police took down the rifle-wielding assailant.

The shooter was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, of Illinois, Fox News confirmed. President Trump said Hodgkinson died from his injuries.

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign," Sanders said in a statement. "I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms."

President Trump addressed the nation before noon and revealed Hodgkinson died in police custody.

"Steve Scalise was shot and badly wounded and is now in stable condition at the hospital along with two very brave Capitol Police officers," Trump said in a White House address. "At least two others were also wounded."

Zack Barth, a congressional aide to Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and Tyson Foods director of government relations Matt Mika were also injured in the incident. Special Agents David Bailey and Krystal Griner were both wounded in the incident. Griner was shot in the foot or leg and Bailey, who was not shot, sustained another, unspecified injury.

“Congressman Scalise is a friend and a very good friend,” Trump said. “He’s a patriot and a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers of not only an entire city behind you, but the entire nation – and frankly the entire world.”

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., described the chaotic scene to Fox News: "We were like sitting ducks."

"Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre," Paul said, calling the scene "sort of a killing field."

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I was wondering which side of the DTT was going to try to politicize this first. The gun control members on the left or the RW members trying to blame the left wing of spewing hate for the actions of a lone nut job
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The Dems "resistance" in action.
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Old June 14th, 2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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I was wondering which side of the DTT was going to try to politicize this first. The gun control members on the left or the RW members trying to blame the left wing of spewing hate for the actions of a lone nut job
Aww the lone wolf story, had nothing to do with all the hatred spewed by the lame stream media right.
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Old June 14th, 2017, 09:40 AM   #5
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Aww the lone wolf story, had nothing to do with all the hatred spewed by the lame stream media right.
As opposed to Dylann Roof's motive?
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More violence from the party of peace.
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Old June 14th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #8
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Ironically so, the only hate and venom that I am seeing on this thread is coming from our friends on the right. A self fulfilling prophecy ?
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The incessant hate since Trump won, a 24/7 drumbeat from the left. Now including a Trump-like character murdered in a play in New York.
I heard on the radio yesterday that when Obama was president, a theater company did that exact same play with an Obama-like character as the lead. I wonder why we didn't hear any objections then?
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Another sad example of unfettered access to military grade weapons. These weapons are created to destroy. Too many senseless deaths in the pursuit of profit IMO.
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