FBI: Scalise’s Shooter had Kill List in His Pocket During Attack

FBI: Scalise’s Shooter had Kill List in His Pocket During Attack, by Trey Sanchez.

In the wake of Wednesday’s shooting of GOP congressmen, a Washington Post opinion piece declared that it wasn’t just an attack on Republicans — it was an attack “on all of us.” In case anyone needed official confirmation of just how patently false that claim was, we now have it.

As James Hodgkinson aimed his rifle at a baseball field full of Republican congressmen, he had a kill list in his pocket, the FBI has disclosed, and that list contained Republican names only.

The assassin was after conservative Republicans

Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body, by Peter Hasson.

The news that the shooter had a list of names suggests the shooting was not a random outburst, but instead appears to be a premeditated political assassination.

The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter’s pocket, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed. Fox News reported after this story that Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith are also on the list. All six congressmen are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which contains the lower chamber’s most conservative members. …

“For those still wondering, he didn’t hate baseball or beautiful summer mornings in June,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in reference to this article. “He hated Republicans.”

“For those still wondering, he didn’t hate baseball or beautiful summer mornings in June,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in reference to this article. “He hated Republicans.”

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific