Two days later, neighbors called police to say Hodgkinson had fired off 50 shots into the air.
An official told the Times there were no explicit threats on the list found on James T. Hodgkinson, but that the list included at least three names - Representatives Jeff Duncan, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Trent Franks of Arizona. Fox News reported after this story that Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith are also on the list.
The congressmen named on the list were notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Daily Caller reported.
"For those still wondering, he didn't hate baseball or attractive summer mornings in June", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in reference to this article.
The offices of Brooks and Franks said they had no comment, and referred questions to Capitol Police.
Hodgkinson is accused of attacking congressional GOP leaders at a baseball practice outside of Washington D.C., including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
"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.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said on Fox News Wednesday that the shooting was "part of a pattern" of "increasing intensity of hostility on the left".
Flake said two members of Scalise's security detail were wounded, and another man was wounded in the chest. The FBI scoured the vehicle, recovering a cellphone, computer, and camera. He was also a volunterr for Sen.
According to his Facebook page, Hodgkinson was a fervent supporter of Sanders, the feisty independent who nearly defeated Hillary Clinton past year in a tough fight for the Democratic White House nomination.
He followed groups on Facebook like "Terminate the Republican Party" where he was a regular partaker of extreme left-wing rhetoric in an extreme climate of hate. James and Sue Hodgkinson used to be foster parents, according to a report by CBS News. But when his wife was specifically asked if politics "consumed" him, she refused to say. Suzanne Hodgkinson talks to members of the media reporters about her husband, James Hodgkinson, as St. Clair County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Richard Wagner, right, listens Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Belle.
Sue Hodgkinson said her husband left the couple's home in March to move to Washington, shortly after their adopted daughter moved back into the house with her two-year-old son. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) said that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his presidential campaign and denounced the shooting.