>> 66 year old James Hodgkinson of Belleville Illinois is the suspected gunman who opened fire on Republican law makers who were practicing near Washington Wednesday morning for a charity baseball game. An acquaintance describing him as a happy-go-lucky guy.>> I just wanna let people know that he wasn't evil.
That he was, I guess, tired of some of the politics are going on.>> Hotchkinson was reportedly a supporter of Bernie Sanders, and volunteered for his presidential campaign. The Vermont senator condemning the attack on the Senate floor.>> I am sickened by this despicable act, and let me be as clear as I can be.
Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society. And I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.>> On his Facebook page, he also had several anti-Trump postings including one on March 22nd that reads quote, Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.
Hodgkinson's wife reportedly said her husband, the former owner of a home inspection business, had been living in Alexandria, Virginia for the past two months and was expected to return to Illinois in the coming days.