One of the most powerful men in Washington was shot at about 7:15 a.m. in Alexandria, Virginia by a Bernie Sanders’ supporter who vowed on his Facebook page to get Trump.
Steve Scalise was hit in the hip, is in stable condition and is expected to survive. The House Majority Whip has been in surgery since 9:05 a.m.
A staffer, two officers and the shooter were shot. It has just been announced that the shooter has died, saving us all a trial.
The shooter is James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year old from Illinois. He is also a Bernie Sanders supporter and a unionist who wrote on Facebook, ‘Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.’
A James T. Hodgkinson was charged with battery and aiding damage to a vehicle in April 2006 in St. Clair County, Illinois, the Washington Post reports.
It was a near-massacre and 50 to 100 shots were fired, according to several congressmen on site.
Rand Paul said he heard at least 50 to 60 shots and believes the gunman used a high-powered rifle and a pistol. Mo Brooks said it was a 100 shots.
Rand Paul said if the Capital police weren’t there, it would have been a massacre. Scalise is one of the few members of congress who travels with Capital Hill police because of his high-level position.
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