Social Media Confirms James Hodgkinson Was Rabid Trump Hater [Screencaps!!]
Posts on the Facebook page of the GOP shooter, identified as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, show a long history of anti-Trump rhetoric and images.
Hodgkinson showed up early this morning at a baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia for Congressional Republicans.
He verified the party affiliation of the team on field by approaching Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, asking whether the group of players were Republicans or Democrats. “Republican”, Duncan answered.
The Congressman recalled with brief conversation to media outlets a short time ago:
After his quick chat with Congressman Duncan, Hodgkinson began to shoot at the practicing baseball players. Over the next few minutes, witnesses estimate at least 50 shots fired, some of them return fire from Capitol police.
Five people were wounded, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
Hodgkinson chose today, June 14th, President Trump’s birthday to wage his assault against Republican polititicans.
The most recent anti-Trump article Hodgkinson shared on his Facebook wall was two days ago, June 12th.
He prefaced the article with the comment, “I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office.”
Hodgkinson was well connected with other anti-Trump types on Facebook. This post received 28 likes and was shared 51 times.
Also on June 12th, Hodgkinson called for President Trump to “Make America Great Again, Resign!”, in a post he shared from the Facebook page Fight the Right.
A third post that same day declared “Trump is Guilty & Should Go to Prison for Treason.” in a video he shared from the anti-Trump Facebook page Impeach Trump.
Hodgkinson ‘liked’. ABC News, and three programs from far left news channel MSNBC. The Rachel Maddow Show, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, and The Ed Show
In general, he did not like Republicans, writing, “This Happens All the Time. Republicans Hate Women, Minorities, Working Class People, & Most All (99%) of the People of the Country.”
He was a huge supporter of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders.
Recently, he shared a memory from June of 2016.
… and dreamed of “Bernie Sanders to Lead Us Out this Trumped-Up Mess!”
Hodgkinson had no love for Vice President MIke Pence either, “The hands of Trump’s Vice President are soiled with treason.”
He enjoyed sharing images of violence against the President.
Hodgkinson was a member of many anti-Republican hate groups on Facebook. He also interacted with a number of Bernie Sanders, and other leftist group.
Hodgkinson’s Facebook page was plastered with a constant stream of anti-Trump, anti-Republican articles, messages and images. He also regularly posted items supportive of Sen. Bernie Sanders, and posts with strong progressive ideology.
By mid-morning, Facebook had terminated James Hodgkinson’s account.