The attacker who shot at members of Congress and their aides on Wednesday morning has been identified. According to the release issued by the Washington Post, the attacker is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.
According to WaPo’s law enforcement sources, Hodgkinson is 66 years old, and owned an inspection business in Illinois. His business license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed. He additionally was charged with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle in 2006, but the charges were later dropped.
What WaPo did NOT report on was a little (actually, big) detail that most mainstream sources will probably avoid as well, and that is the attacker’s predictable political leanings.
On his Facebook page, James T. Hodgkinson displays a Bernie Sanders cover photo, and a socialist slogan bastardizing the philosophy of the American Revolution.
Check it out for yourself:
His social media posts include a vast array of anti-Trump signatures on various petitions.
This is one of the few photos of Hodgkinson himself I could find:
You can wade through his Facebook page if you wish, though it is being clogged with both hate mail and fan mail (unreal that some people are praising this guy).
There you have it folks, a huge socialist Bernie Sanders supporter, who hated the President, hated Republicans, went to the Capitol area and sought out Republican members of Congress to attack.
*Update, 11:38 am EDT*
According to President Trump during a press conference on the attack, the assailant has died from his injuries.