Rep. Steve Scalise and three Capitol Police were shot Wednesday morning. It turns out the New York Times tipped off the shooter to find the GOP practice field.
Scalise was hit with a bullet in the hip and struggled to drag himself off of the baseball field after he was shot.
The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson. He is a known Bernie supporter. Even worse, he was a major supporter of the Trump-Russia conspiracy theories. He is now dead.
How did he find the baseball field loaded with Republicans? He was tipped off by a New York Times that was published in April.
New York Times Tipped Off Virginia Shooter to GOP Practice Field
“When members of Congress practice in the early mornings in an Alexandrea, Va., public park for their Congressional Baseball Game, plainclothes United States Capital Police are sitting there in a blac S.U.V.”
While approaching the baseball field, the shooter asked lawmakers, “Are those Republicans or Democrats?” Once he found out they were Republicans he began firing at Rep. Scalise along with his security detail.
This is a disgusting act by Hodgkinson and he ultimately he paid the price for it.
We will be following the story and providing details as they continue to emerge.