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

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) expressed “regret” for suggesting that Democratic rhetoric about President Donald Trump had inspired a gunman to target Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday morning.She said her husband, who had worked in the building trades and as a home inspector, had sold “almost everything he owned from his businesses” and had gone to Washington.She said she believed he was going to return to the Metro East from Washington soon because he was out of money.The FBI says Hodgkinson had been living for the past three months in his auto and taking showers at the YMCA in Alexandria, Virginia. “What’s your day going to be like?'” In their talks, Euille said, Hodgkinson “never demonstrated that he was depressed or something was troubling him” and they “never really talked politics that much”.”The guy flipped out when I said that about working six days a week”, Dauberman said. He said he was concerned about all Americans’ safety from gun violence, not just politicians: “This is not what today is about, but we have too many guns on the street”. “I can’t wrap my head around it”, Sue Hodgkinson said.”I just want to let people know he wasn’t evil, just exhausted of some of politics going on”, a friend of Hodgkinson said. Slater went on to describe Hodgkinson’s vehicle as “a white cargo van”. He had run out of money, his wife told reporters. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist. He was undergoing surgery at a hospital and was in stable condition. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates. The bullet fractured bone and injured organs, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said.Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip.Schaumleffel reported hearing about 50 shots.Scalise, as the third-ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives, had a capitol police detail with him at the practice.”Without Capitol Hill police, it would have been a massacre.” He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation “more than anyone in the history of this country”. “Other than that, the state can’t take it away”. Sanders further condemned Hodgkinson’s actions. They’ve also found a cell phone, a computer and camera in a white van that the Federal Bureau of Investigation says he was living in in Alexandria since March.Members of Congress were practising for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park, CNN reported. Capitol Police Special Agent David Bailey suffered a minor injury and was treated and released.