This has not been confirmed by the FBI yet, but the man who was allegedly behind the shooting this morning in Alexandria, Virginia; just across the Potomac from the cradle of American Government, was 66 year old James T. Hodgkinson.
The suspect who allegedly shot Rep. Steve Scalise, and others, was a former Home Inspector from Belleville, Illinois.
Hodgkinson’s wife told ABC News that her husband had been living in Alexandria for about two months and was not working while he was in Virginia.
Scalise is the 3rd highest ranking Republican in the House as Party Whip, is from Louisiana.
He is in stable condition in a Washington area hospital.
Hodgkinson didn’t hide his hate of Donald Trump and the Republican Party in social media. He has worked on the Bernie Sanders Election Campaign. Bernie Saunders has already issued a statement condemning today’s near massacre.
The blessing in all of this was that because Scalise was such a high ranking Republican, he was issued a guard duty. And at this stage it appears that it was his guard duty that saved the day. The gunman was shot dead at the scene.