Orear said Hodgkinson was a passionate progressive and showed no signs of violence or malice toward others.
In 2006, Hodgkinson was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery, court records show.
"Now, that I've seen the (suspect's) photo, I've got to believe that he was the guy, " DeSantis said on MSNBC.
His domestic violence charges were dismissed, according to court records cited by the Daily Beast, but the friend said that Hodgkinson's foster daughter told her "a lot of stories that he was really bad to her" and that she said Hodgkinson was "always angry". Law enforcement officials are asking local residents to come forward about any possible interactions they may have had with Hodgkinson during his time in Alexandria.
Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Tim Slater said it was "too early to say" whether it was an act of terrorism, or whether Scalise was targeted.
"He said, 'I understand, ' and said he needed to take the gun to a range to shoot it, Watson said".
In a March 22 Facebook post, Hodgkinson, who turned his ire against Trump, who he described as a "traitor".
Their reports found that a web page on Yelp indicates that Hodgkinson had been doing home inspections since 1994 and had 30 years experience in construction and remodeling as a general contractor, and that he worked in both Missouri and IL.
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Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville, Illinois, filled his Facebook page with screeds against Trump and past year against Hillary Clinton, the Democrat who won the nomination but lost the general election to Trump.
Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll.
Hodgkinson apparently wrote many letters to the editor of his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. They arrived to find Hodgkinson shooting rounds in the pine trees. In 1994, JTH Construction became JTH Inspections, a home inspection and air quality testing service that he listed as closed in 2016. The last time a lawmaker was wounded was when Democratic Rep.
Watson said the deputy on Wednesday recalled Hodgkinson being "very cordial". The records identified him as a five-foot, six-inch (1.67-meter) man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg), with brown eyes.
Social media accounts for 66-year-old Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, reveal he was distraught over the presidential election and did not shy away from posting his political views.
"I was looking right at him", Bishop told Detroit radio station WWJ. Democratic former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said he had spoken often with the man on recent mornings at the nearby YMCA. The sheriff received a phone call reporting about 50 shots "in the pine trees" in a lightly populated area near Belleville. Then in the fall of 1971, he transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, then only six years open in its current location.
Robert Becker, who served as the Iowa director of the Sanders campaign, said Hodgkinson had no formal role on the campaign and that he couldn't find anyone who remembered him.
"He was the type of person that if you challenged him, he wouldn't back off".
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