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Scalise Shooter Was Passionate Bernie Sanders Supporter And Volunteer

As details have begun to emerge from this morning’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and several others in Alexandria, Virginia it’s been revealed that the shooter, James Hodgkinson, was an avowed supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. He also volunteered for the Sanders campaign in Illinois.

In the last year, Hodgkinson had made several posts expressing displeasure with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and, in recent months, the current Republican administration. On March 22, he posted Change.org petition calling for the impeachment of President Trump, adding: “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

Sanders denounced the shooting on Twitter, saying he was “sickened by this despicable act.”

Hodgkinson was confirmed to have been killed a few hours after the shooting.

Contact Jesse Bernstein at [email protected] or on Twitter @__jbernstein

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