The Truth Report: The Shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise
An ATP Report Production – On This Episode Barry Nussbaum explains what happened, why and how liberals are reacting.
Welcome to The Truth Report, I’m Barry Nussbaum.
A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the Republican congressional baseball team at a practice field in a Washington suburb last Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, it was a horrible day for Washington.
President Trump, in a televised statement from the White House, condemned the “very, very brutal assault” and said the gunman had died after a shootout with the police. Law enforcement authorities have identified him as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, IL, a suburb of St. Louis.
Two members of Mr. Scalise’s capitol police security detail were also wounded as they exchanged fire with the gunman in what lawmakers described as several chaotic, terror-filled minutes that turned the baseball practice field into an early-morning nightmare. One was wounded by gunfire, and one suffered other, minor injuries.
Today on The Truth Report, we will examine what happened in Virginia, why it happened, and the reactions of liberals to the shooting.
James Hodgkinson had an assassination list in his pocket when he shot the Republican congressmen on Wednesday. He was intending to carry out a list of numerous murders after the shooting where he was killed. Clearly if the field was not protected by two members of the capital police, many Republican congressman would have died that day at the ballfield and probably many more. Scalise, like other members of leadership, is assigned a full-time security detail from the U.S. capitol police, who guard him in Washington and at home in his district. His detail was credited with putting down the attacker and saving probably countless lives.
If the shooter was not killed that day at the ballfield, a number of other Republican congressmen at other locations would have been at great risk of being the next victims of Hodgkinson.
The handwritten list was found later belonging to Hodgkinson and the FBI said the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the freedom caucus: they are Reps. Scot Desjarlais, Trent Franks, Jeff Duncan, Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks, and Morgan Griffith. Every single one a Republican and all conservative.
Investigators believed Hodgkinson, 66, did not have any outside support and acted on his own. Officials also said he had a history of run-ins with the law, including arrests for battery, drunken driving and complaints about him shooting off his rifle in public.
Officials were aware Hodgkinson was living out of a white cargo van in Alexandria for months and was seen showering and working on a computer at a nearby YMCA.
Hodgkinson was a volunteer with Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign, the Vermont Senator said shortly after the incident in a statement “appears to be a Bernie Sanders fan”. His Facebook page reads, “democratic socialism in three words: ‘we the people.'”
One of his more recent posts says, “trump is a traitor. Trump has destroyed our democracy. It’s time to destroy trump & co.”
“I want Bernie to win the White House.” he wrote August 12th, 2016. “Bernie is a progressive, while Hillary is republican lite. … Bernie is the only candidate in decades that really cares about the working class.”
No sooner did news break that a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA.) were left-wing twitter users celebrating the attack — in which two capitol police were also shot, as well as a congressional staffer.
Activist and media personality, Tariq Nasheed, appeared to indicate support for the shooting on twitter:
Sonia Gupta, a former prosecutor from Scalise’s home state of Louisiana, offered up this: “before you drop to your knees to pray for Steve Scalise, remember that he is a racist piece of s*** and a hateful bigot.”
Twitter user “Leon Trotsky” wrote that Scalise’s shooting was “karma” for his “tea bag” beliefs, then he tweeted, “Alexandria is a direct result of Scalise’s votes in Congress and his tea bagging beliefs. this is what you voted for trumpsters. No whining.”
Twitter user “Charles Oakley” wrote that “the kkk f***er deserved it”:
Technology writer Waltisfrozen said the attack will have a “silver lining” if the shooter was indeed targeting Republicans specifically.
There is great irony in what happened and how it has been reported in the main stream media. The shooter was not a right-wing conservative, pro-second amendment nut. He was a very left wing progressive, hater of the right wing and conservatives. This was a man who consistently preached hatred of conservatives and openly called for the death of President Trump. He is not unlike what we have been reporting on since very left leaning Madonna and others did the same thing at the women’s march on Washington in January of this year.
The reporting by CNN last week of the congressional ball players reaction to the shooting really takes the cake! When the game finally took place, the one in which the Republican team was practicing, there was a bipartisan prayer on the field that included all the participants of both teams, all of the Democrats and all of the Republicans, but look at how CNN reported it. Even when the congressional baseball players from both sides of the aisle get together and show their non-partisan support for congressman Scalice, CNN can’t help but create fake news. In the CNN report only the Democrats were praying! You would’ve thought if your news only came from CNN, “wow the Democrat baseball players are good guys, they pray, why won’t the Republicans pray for their fallen colleague?” The truth is shown in the second picture with the narrative that in reality all baseball players prayed together at midfield, arm in arm Democrats and Republicans.
President Trump look a likes are killed by Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, and a play in Central Park New York! And when the media is so slanted and is so anxious to demonize Republicans and support Democrats, it is understandable that eventually a crazy person here or there across America feels justified in carrying out violence for real!
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