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

This is the brutally violent history of the Virginia shooter

This is the brutally violent history of the Virginia shooter

"I know he wasn't happy when Trump got elected but he seemed like a nice enough guy", one neighbor of the IL man said, according to the profile written by Business Insider's Michelle Mark.

In late March, days before Hodgkinson left town, Bill Schaumleffel called the St. Clair Sheriff's Office to complain about Hodgkinson firing his rifle toward houses when his grandchildren were outside.

"It was more than the average person who had maybe voted for Hillary".

Dozens of reporters have been stationed outside Hodgkinson's two-storey house on the outskirts of Belleville since he was first named in media reports on Wednesday morning. "There's still a lot of things that can happen, there's still a lot of forks in the road that we may not even see yet", Sava said.

Doctors said Friday that Scalise had a second surgery on Thursday and although he remains in critical condition, his condition has improved.

Following Stock's death, Hodgkinson and his wife then took in another girl in 2002, but they lost custody after he reportedly abused her, the NY Post reports.

UT alumnus working for Rep. Roger Williams injured in shooting
Scalise was shot , along with Williams' aide Barth and a former congressional aide turned lobbyist, Matt Mika. News reports said that in addition to Barth and Scalise, two Capitol Hill police officers were also shot.

In this April 17, 2012, photo, James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Ill. After the girl broke free, Hodgkinson followed and "started hitting her arms, pulling her hair, and started grabbing her off the bed".

While trying to drive away from that confrontation, the report said, Hodgkinson used a pocket knife to cut a seat belt. She said shortly before James Hodgkinson left, her "daughter just moved back home and has a 2-year-old". But when his wife was specifically asked if politics "consumed" him, she refused to say. "But he never really implied one way or the other that he was pro-Democrat, anti-GOP Republican or anything like that". And she said she had no idea what exactly he was doing while he was gone. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". Here's what she said. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.

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

Hodgkinson told the YMCA on Tuesday that he wanted to cancel his membership because he was moving, the YMCA said in a statement. U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department also declined to comment. "I can't help you at all".

On Friday's St. Louis on the Air, we went Behind the Headlines and the headlines this week reached all the way from Alexandria, Virginia, to Belleville, Illinois. And the people there say, you know, despite these local splits here, locally, it doesn't divide - they don't divide them personally.

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