GOP Lawmaker’s Shooter Was An Anti-Pipeline Activist Who Attended Climate March

The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday was an anti-pipeline activist who had attended a climate protest in March.

James Hodgkinson, the Illinois man law enforcement officials believe shot Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, had signed numerous petitions recently, including one urging citizens to stop the NEXUS Pipeline in Michigan, according to a post on the shooter’s Facebook page.

Hodgkinson had also attended the anti-Trump Climate March earlier this year.

He was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to public records in Illinois. The charges were dismissed, records show.

Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, was among five people who were reportedly shot at a congressional baseball practice. His office issued the following statement regarding his condition:

This morning, at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, Whip Scalise was shot in the hip. He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is currently undergoing surgery. He is in stable condition. Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.

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    John from Michigan


    Hodgkinson belonged to a group called “Terminate the Republican Party”. I guess we now must include the Democrats on our listing of terrorist organizations.

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    Spurwing Plover


    Just lik thje Unibomber(Ted Kazinski and the Discoery Channel hostage taker he is a big time enviromental actvists and like Charles Manson as well the fact when Lynet(Squeaky)Frome asked why she tried to shoot Gerald Ford she said I DID IT FOR THE TREES

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    America’s left has placed all their money on the arrogant new image of venom, vitriol, and hate.

    Shout down anyone who disagrees!

    Hyperbolic filth and twisted effigies are the new mainstay of public demonstrations.

    Black hoodies and face masks stirring violence and breaking windows, swinging clubs, and starting street fires, reminiscent of the KKK.

    The leftstream media loving every minute of this leftist chaos…


    And we’re surprised that some climate wingnut starts shooting Republicans?

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    Can hardly wait for the fake news ( msm )
    to claim this is a cover up
    to hide the tea party and Russian involvement
    to wrongfully accuse
    Leftist Extremists who call themselves

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    How did this shooter know that there was a baseball practice at 7:00 AM and the location ? Another inside leak ? He asked if it was Democrat or Republican’s on the field and as note by “John From Michigan ” a member of the group ” Terminate the Republican Party” which suggests he was an unpinned grenade already .
    A very sad day made brighter by the heroism of the police who put their lives on the line . Wouldn’t it be nice if the temperature of political discourse dropped and all parties showed a bit more respect .
    Play Ball .

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    Kathy Griffin, Julius Caesar in Central Park, congratulations. You’ve drawn a bull’s eye on the GOP and sparked the psycho ‘s .

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