The man behind the shooting at a Republican congressional charity baseball practice left a chilling message on social media just weeks ago.
James T. Hodgkinson, the man responsible for the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, shared a petition on social media that called for the removal of President Trump for being a traitor.
Hodgkinson added his own comment to the posting, saying “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”
It was seven words he tried following up on when he went after the ‘company.’
Via the Smoking Gun:
The gunman who opened fire this morning on Republican congressmen and staffers recently declared in a Facebook post that, “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”
The accused shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, 66, posted a link to a Change.org petition in late-March that included the notation that, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”
The Smoking Gun also reports:
Hodgkinson’s Facebook page includes numerous photos of Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Hodgkinson appears to have strongly supported during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. In posts last August, Hodgkinson wrote, “I want Bernie to Win the White House” and “Bernie is a Progressive, while Hillary is Republican Lite.”
The deranged leftist was also a member of the Facebook group, ‘Terminate the Republican Party.’
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) June 14, 2017
Not only did the shooter support Sanders with online social media postings, he supported him with real-life volunteer work as well.
“I am sickened by this despicable act.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders condemns alleged shooter James T. Hodgkinson, a volunteer on his 2016 campaign pic.twitter.com/dom250sElU
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 14, 2017
Charles Orear, a man who worked on the campaign trail with the shooter, told the Washington Post that he was “was a passionate progressive and showed no signs of violence or malice toward others.”
Hodgkinson wrote a ‘passionate’ message on his other Facebook page two days ago, announcing “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.”
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