Congressional Republicans Shot By Bernie Bro

The big news this morning is that several Republican congressmen and staffers, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), were shot during baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. As of this writing at least five people appear to have been shot, but there are apparently (thankfully) no fatalities. One of those shot was identified as Zack Barth, a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams. Early reports that Williams himself was shot appear to be erroneous.

Police have identified the shooter as James T. Hodgkinson, who reportedly asked whether the congressmen were Republicans or Democrats before opening fire.

I bet you can guess Hodgkinson’s political affiliation:

“Hodgkinson Wrote on Facebook, ‘Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.'”

His Facebook page also includes rants against congressional Republicans (or what a police detective would call “motive”), and he was arrested for battery in 2006. (The charges were later dismissed.)

Hodgkinson is what the Hillary team dismissively referred to as a “Bernie Bro”:

Here’s the photo everyone seems to be using of him:

Is it bad of me that the first thing that comes to mind is Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski?

“League game, Smokey!”

Democrats are reacting with their usual grace and tact:


Update: Shooter Hodgkinson has reportedly died from wounds inflicted by capitol police.

Update 2: Senator Sanders has properly condemned the shooting.

Update 3: President Trump uses occasion to praise capitol police. Virginia Governor and Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe uses the occasion to push for gun control.

Update 4: More class from the left:

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3 Responses to “Congressional Republicans Shot By Bernie Bro”

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  2. I work for CBS news in NYC and they are feverishly trying to spin a narrative that will make people forget the facts.

    Perhaps the shooter was upset over those nasty Republicans attempting to overthrow the compassionate Obamacare?

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