Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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Suzanne Hodgkinson was visibly shaken during the interview as she was escorted by St. Clair Deputy Chief Rick Wagner.

A cell phone, a camera and a computer were recovered from Hodgkinson's vehicle, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

MARTIN: Before Hodgkinson traveled to Virginia, he lived in a small town near St. Louis called Belleville, Ill.

A key US Republican politician and multiple congressional aides were shot by a gunman at a GOP baseball practice match in Virginia state on Wednesday.

(Kaley Johnson/Belleville News-Democrat via AP). And we learned that her husband told her that he wanted to go to Washington D.C.to work with people to change the tax brackets.

Officials were aware Hodgkinson was living out of a white cargo van in Alexandria for months and was seen showering and working on a computer at a nearby YMCA. One bartender said he spent many evenings quietly sipping cans of Budweiser by himself. By Tuesday, he seemed ready to come home, asking a mechanic to make sure his tires would survive the trip back to IL.

Hodgkinson, 66, wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip.

Hodgkinson had slammed Mr Trump on Facebook and reportedly wrote: "You are Truly the Biggest A** Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office".

The FBI released the identity yesterday of the man who fired shots at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA that left Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) critically injured. Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said. He had also posted inflammatory messages opposing the presidency of Donald Trump and articulated support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He was a fiery guy, known for the occasional bar fight.

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"We're just not sure at this time" how he spent his time, he said.

The couple had been married for about 30 years.

Investigators said they have not found any evidence indicating Hodgkinson planned the attack. But those charges were dropped. He allegedly punched a woman who was a friend of the girl.

She said shortly before James Hodgkinson left, her daughter just moved back home and has a 2-year-old.

"I can't believe he did this", she said, visibly upset. Mika worked for two Michigan Republicans before becoming a lobbyist in 2008, and was volunteering to help with the practice.

Her brief talk Thursday with reporters indicated a man in turmoil, not necessarily a violent man, but a man beset by problems both at home and professionally. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

She also said that when the two tried to get away in a vehicle, he reached inside and turned it off. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. She was only 15 or 16, I think.

On Tuesday, Hodgkinson broke his apparent silence at the garage.

"I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" Schaumleffel said.

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