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

We also spoke with Dana Rieck, a breaking news reporter with the Belleville News-Democrat, who joined the program to talk about community reaction and the paper's extensive local reporting on the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson.

James Hodgkinson, 66, had a list containing the names of several Republican representatives when he carried out his rampage.

In Belleville, residents continued to grapple with the news that one of their own, a man many knew could be quick to anger, but who many said didn't show outward signs of violence, could have committed the mass shooting.

Max Clark, who happened to be visiting Spokane, Wash. this week said he played with James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Bellevillle, Illinois in a golf league nearly 30 years in neighboring Edwardsville.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) traced the two weapons recovered from the scene - a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle.

Politically active, he was a supporter and volunteer for Sen.

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"Every issue that we were working on, he was not in support of", Representative Mike Bost of IL, the Republican lawmaker who represented Hodgkins' district, said, adding that while he was always angry about the GOP agenda, he never crossed the line.

The FBI is actively investigating Hodgkinson, to include his associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations.

Hospital officials said a bullet fractured Scalise's bones and damaged internal organs.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday urged prayers for Scalise and the other victims of the shooting.

Adding to uncertainty about the list, Franks was not on the baseball team.

Hodgkinson also had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious offense. He was texting - he was texting letting people know we were under fire and that we needed help.

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Trump made an unannounced visit - with first lady Melania Trump and White House physician Ronny Jackson - to the hospital late Wednesday after Scalise's first surgery.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment.

Hodgkinson had slammed Mr Trump on Facebook and reportedly wrote: "You are Truly the Biggest A** Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office".

Hodgkinson continued to post blistering Facebook assessments of Mr Trump and the Republicans in charge in Washington.

He appeared to have taken Mr Trump's victory in November particularly hard, letting a licence on his business lapse that month.

"I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it", she said, flanked by St Clair county chief deputy Richard Wagner.

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