The gunmen that opened fire on Republican congressman, has been identified. The gunman fired over 50 rounds witness report. Rep Scalise (R-LA) and four others were injured in the attack.
The suspected gunmen, James Hodgkinson (66) of Belleville, Illinois was reported as asking “are you democrats or Republicans” prior to the attack, Rep. Don DeSantis (R-Fl) confirmed the statement.
Hodgkinson, a business owner and a Bernie Sander’s Presidential campaign volunteer has traveled to several states for the campaign. He was described as a quiet and mild-mannered man. In social media posts Hodgkinson stated his contempt with President Trump and the Republican Party. The shooter posted several times about “taking Trump and Co out.” He was arrested in 2006 and charged with battery and damaging a vehicle. The charges were later dropped.
The Capital Police exchanged gunfire along with an armed citizen. Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) praised the citizen and capitol police as “by the grace of God they were armed” and it prevented a massacre. Hodgkinson died as a result of his injuries. The five victims are expected to make a full recovery from the non-life threatening injuries.
Loretta Lynch, former Attorney General, stated in a video posted by Senate Democrats facebook page earlier this year. The video was titled “words of inspiration.” In the video, Lynch states, “I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for many people. I know it’s a time of concern for people, who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back. I know that this is difficult, but I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers.”. The video focused on blaming the loss to the Republicans on Donald Trump labeling it as a “takeover of the White House”. She seems to suggest a bloody revolution would return the country back to the utopia democrats consider “progressive”
The anger felt by Americans with Presidents is nothing new. What is seemingly new are the violent depictions propagated by the left, blaming the right, for their actions. These recently have included the staging of a beheading of President Trump by a comedian, an internationally known singer stating she fantasizes about blowing up the Whitehouse, and a former airman stealing of classified information for the press. This former airman stated her support of ISIS, hatred towards President Trump and indirectly towards America.
The left will lament freedom of speech, “rights” to act inappropriately, and blame the consequences of their actions on President Trump. Such is the case of the shamed comedian who has essentially lost her job as a result of her actions. She blames President Trump. There is no excuse for treasonous acts nor for violence rather real or “artistic representation”.
Representative Chris Collins (R-NY) shot back on Wednesday blaming the hateful rhetoric against Republicans on Democrats. “I can only hope that Democrats do tone down the rhetoric. The rhetoric has been outrageous, the finger-point, just the tone and angst and the anger directed as Donald Trump, his supporters.” This should be pushed by the collectively left-media after they wrap up the witch hunt on Russia, hacking of elections, and collusion.
We will continue to report as the story unfolds. We will provide an editorial on current events shortly. One of our editors will write more about the comedian, the singer, Shakespearian play funded by tax payers, and Hamilton. He will answer the question “Has the left declared a literal armed assault and war against the right?”Channel : NetNewsJournalsGeorgia.sm NetNewsCatster: John Thompson