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Erik Tate | 17 June, 2017, 11:24

It's not clear if the piece of paper, which contained five names and descriptions, was a list of intended targets, NBC News reported. South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan has said he said he was preparing to leave the baseball field when a man politely asked him whether it was a Democratic or Republican team before quietly walking off.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told the Post that he heard two or three shots before he realized what was going on. All three are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which is a bloc of conservative House members.

They are no more responsible for yesterday's attack than pro-life groups are when abortionists are targeted, or Sarah Palin was when former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot (some on the left blamed her because of Sarah PAC's map of targeted congressional races with cross hairs).

"For those still wondering, he didn't hate baseball or lovely summer mornings in June", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in reference to this article.

Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment. Both Duncan and Brooks attended Wednesday's baseball practice. Bill Euille, former mayor of Alexandria (Va.), speaks about James Hodgkinson, whom he knew from the YMCA, on Wednesday June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Police say that Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they pra. The gunman died after being shot by a member of Scalise's security detail.

The FBI also recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera in the shooter's van and is processing the items, according to a statement the agency issued on Thursday.

"This man was just so passionate and hateful toward (President Donald) Trump", said Crist Dauberman, recounting Hodgkinson's profanity-laden tirade.

On May 22, he wrote "Trump is a Traitor". More than 4 in 10 Democrats and Republicans told Pew it would be easier to get along with a new neighbour if they were members of the same political party.

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CBS News reported that the note was not necessarily an "assassination list", but that it indicated Hodgkinson had recently focused on the individuals on the list.

He spewed left-wing talking points on Facebook, consistently railing against Republicans and the wealthy.

A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality.

"He never bothered anybody that I knew of", Guetterman said, shaking his head in disbelief that someone living that close to him could do something like that.

Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for the annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game.

DALE WALSH: I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil, that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics that are going on.

Sue Hodgkinson says she can't explain the actions of her estranged husband, James T. Hodgkinson.

When Dauberman mentioned that he worked six days a week, he said Hodgkinson erupted into a tirade against the president rife with profanity.

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