They had been separated since March when he went to Washington, D.C., to work on "changing the tax brackets".
United States media identified Hodgkinson, who died following a shootout with police in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, as a 66-year-old from Belleville Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis.
The vice president also sought prayers for Rep. Steve Scalise and a Capitol Police officer who was shot Wednesday while defending Scalise and Republican colleagues from a shooter as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game Thursday night.
The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66. She told reporters her husband left IL for D.C.in March to go work on taxes and that he talked a lot about politics in his daily life. "I just felt sympathy for him", Euille said.
"It's just very freaky to think that this guy who was just sitting in there for weeks, not really doing anything, actually turned out to shoot at people", Brennwald told Reuters.
"We have to come together as a country to stop the political and rhetorical hate that we see in the 24-news cycle on social media", said an emotional Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., after the shooting.
WANG: Well, she was very upset speaking to reporters who have been camped outside of her home. I spoke to one person who lives in the area, Marilyn Blaha, who says she knew him professionally years ago, says her brother was still a friend.
Hodgkinson's weapons, a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 mm caliber (.30-caliber) rifle, were recovered at the scene, according to a joint statement issued Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several state and local law enforcement agencies.
Police said it was unclear whether James Hodgkinson planned to target the lawmakers on his list, which included Reps.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and several others were injured in the shooting before Capitol Police fatally shot Hodgkinson. He is still in the ICU in critical condition. "The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding", a hospital statement said. You have encouraged us in our mission - to provide quality news and watchdog journalism. Griner remains hospitalised at Washington's MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.
St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation for the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice. He said he was preparing to leave the baseball field when a man politely asked him whether it was a Democratic or Republican team before quietly walking off. While he is conscious and able to communicate through notes, the family says Mika requires medical equipment to breathe and will need additional surgeries. Zack Barth, a congressional aide, was shot in the calf, treated and released from a hospital.
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