He was living in his van and had a police record that included drunk driving, assault, and battery. He had been a vocal opponent of the Republican Party.
Franks was not on the team, adding uncertainty about the significance of the list of names.
A friend from high school said Loughner "did not watch TV; he disliked the news; he didn't listen to political radio". "I can't wrap my head around it".
There was no warning that there would be any violence, she said.
"I just think civility has to return back to government".
Euille said Hodgkinson usually only spoke routinely with him and with the front desk manager on the morning shift at the YMCA.
Hodgkinson died from his injuries in a shootout with police. And there's no evidence so far that they were purchased illegally. Staffer Zack BarthZack Barth, a legislative correspondent for Austin Congressman Roger Williams, was shot in the calf. (Ironically, the game the congressmen were preparing for is a traditionally friendly rivalry between the two parties.) At times like this, myriad questions arise.
Hodgkinson's attack shocked those who knew him as a popular and "laid-back" blue-collar worker in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois.
Schaumleffel said he's yet to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.
"I had no idea this was going to happen", she said during a brief address to the media Thursday afternoon, during which she was visibly upset. And he was just as politically active online as he was in person.
"I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, just exhausted of some of politics going on", a friend of Hodgkinson said.
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"I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", the shooter's brother told the newspaper.
His Facebook page shows he was a fan of Vermont Sen.
In Facebook postings, Hodgkinson had made it very clear of his admiration for Sanders.
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.
"Most of the bartenders here are women", and he "came off a little creepy, apparently."
Later that year, the charges were dismissed The Advocate reports.
BILL SCHAUMLEFFEL: After a couple more shots, why, he steps out from behind the pole barn over there. When he went outside, he saw Hodgkinson shooting a rifle into a cornfield.
According to the complaint, Hodgkinson had fired shots outside a home and punched his daughter in the face.
- Alex (@PlancksLaw) June 14, 2017If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense? The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded.
Suzanne Hodgkinson was visibly shaken during the interview as she was escorted by St. Clair Deputy Chief Rick Wagner.