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

It was her first time to face the TV cameras that had been camped outside her house here since Wednesday morning, when her husband opened fire at a Virginia baseball field, outside Washington, as Republican members of Congress were practicing. And she wouldn't go into anything about his politics but did add this detail that he sold everything he owned from his businesses.

He left her in March, headed to Washington, D.C.

Later that afternoon, it was reported that the sole shooter involved was 66-year-old Belleville, Illinois, resident James T. Hodgkinson, who was shot and killed on the scene.

Officials were aware Hodgkinson was living out of a white cargo van in Alexandria for months and was seen showering and working on a computer at a nearby YMCA.

"He would say "yeah I agree" or something like that", said former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who got to know Hodgkinson over the course of about six to eight weeks.

"He would just sit and stare at the Golf Channel", she said.

"It was not threatening, "if you vote this way we'll remember you" if you're a political activist that means you're going to work harder against me next time, you don't take that as a physical threat", said Bost. And Walsh said he was surprised that Hodgkinson was the shooter because he knew Hodgkinson as a happy-go-lucky guy, someone who was a jokester at parties.

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".

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He had been living in his white cargo van on a street in Alexandria the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said, and it was that van that Hodgkinson pulled in around 10 a.m. Tuesday to the Del Ray Service Center, said manager Crist Dauberman, 47.

Demon-crats, were told, are hell-bent on importing terrorists to subjugate us.

Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on the shooting and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations, the hospital indicated. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates. He's had a second surgery and will be in the hospital a while.

Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip.

New reports about the shooter have recently come to light, revealing that this may not have been an unfathomable act for the man to commit. Officer Griner U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle but is in good condition, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.

Sources tell ABC News that the primary weapon used in shooting was a SKS 7.62 assault style rifle.

Richard Wagner, chief deputy of the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Dept., said there was nothing in Hodgkinson's record that would prevent him from legally owning firearms in IL.

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