Wife of suspected Alexandria shooter speaks out in emotional press conference

"This man was just so passionate and hateful toward (President Donald) Trump", said Crist Dauberman, recounting Hodgkinson's profanity-laden tirade. "We may have our differences but we do well in times like these in times like these that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country", said Trump, speaking from the White House's Diplomatic Room. And back in November, Hillary Clinton beat Trump by a few thousand votes, so it was very close. "There was so much anger in it". Scalise's office said Wednesday that he was in good spirits after undergoing surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Bernie Sanders' campaign, Hodgkinson's social media profile was filled with violent-sounding rhetoric against the Republican Party.

It was not clear if Hodgkinson had planned the attack, or for how long. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, and Mo Brooks of Alabama.

She would not discuss her husband's politics affiliations, but stressed she had no idea that he had weapons with him.

What occurred on that playing field just outside Washington, where a gunman seemingly nursing a political grudge unleashed an apparently premeditated attack on Republican lawmakers, amounts to an assault on democracy.

"I think it's just been a surreal atmosphere the last 24 hours, tonight was a great opportunity to come together, democrats and republicans - hugging, people were crying, this tragedy, it brings people together", Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) Kansas told CNN in an interview after the game. This week, we're focusing on the local connection to the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, which was perpetrated by a 66-year-old man from Belleville.

On Google's review page for JHT Inspections, one recent reviewer claimed that she had hired Hodgkinson to inspect her home and gotten a bad feeling about him during the transaction. He allegedly punched a woman who was a friend of the girl. In a statement released Thursday morning, his family said Mika was shot in the chest and arm and suffered massive trauma, the Detroit News reports.

Sue Hodgkinson asked for privacy for herself, her daughters and her neighbors. Even his email address was basic: hodg@att.net. She works for a tax firm, she said, and was busy in recent months.

Half a dozen patrons gathered at the tavern Thursday afternoon for the $1 taco special and to shoot pool said Hodgkinson didn't hang out there and wasn't known to them. We know that he had a criminal record. "I'm prayerful he will pull through, and I hope he does", he said.

The investigation into why Hodgkinson opened fire is ongoing.

Vanessa Coleman

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