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

Sue Hodgkinson said she was informed of her husband's involvement when a reporter from ABC news called just hours after the attack.

So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.

In a 2010 letter, he wrote, "I don't envy the rich; I despise the way they have bought our politicians..."

Not mentioned: A June 8 social media post by Hodgkinson where he refers to Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for Georgia's open 6th Congressional District seat.

Hodgkinson's relatives told the Belleville News-Democrat they thought he had retired and moved to Washington, which his sister described as a "nasty place".

According to the complaint, Hodgkinson had fired shots outside a home and punched his daughter in the face.

Hodgkinson died following a shoot-out with police on a baseball diamond in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, after his early-morning rifle and pistol attack left four people with gunshot wounds and two others with minor injuries. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater said the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs the public's help in piecing together Hodgkinson's whereabouts and activities while he was in Alexandria.

She said she wasn't sure if there was a catalyst for him leaving.

"The friend said Hodgkinson sold tools to get enough money for the trip", according to Kaiser. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders. "I responded that it was the Republican team practicing, and he proceeded to shoot Republicans", Duncan said the day of the shooting. "Nothing I can really put my finger on, but he was just not a pleasant person".

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"He wanted to go up there to work with people to change the tax brackets", she said.

"I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it". His Facebook page shows that he was a fan of Vermont Sen. He had volunteered for the Sanders presidential campaign in 2016.

Hodgkinson's Facebook profile featured a cover photo of Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont who lost to Hillary Clinton in his bid to be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 2016.

A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. Many included complaints about income inequality, the AP reported.

Hodgkinson was arrested for battery, domestic battery and discharging a firearm in April 2006.

The New York Times reported that Hodgkinson was licensed to buy guns in IL, his state of residence. "The charges were dismissed".

The handwritten list on notepad paper was found in the shooter's pocket, sources told the Daily Caller.

Hodgkinson was killed by police during the shooting.

"I wish I had some kind of clue that his hate was going to turn into a shooting", said Dauberman, the mechanic.

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