Shooter Identified As Never-Trumper James Hodgkinson: “Mr. President You Are Biggest Asshole Ever”

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Update 2:

Bernie Sanders has just issued the following statement after learning that this morning's shooter "is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign."


Update 1:

President Trump has just confirmed that Hodgkinson has died from wounds incurred during his shootout with the Capitol Police this morning.

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This morning's Alexandria, VA shooter has been identified as 66-year-old, never-Trumper and Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials.  As we reported earlier this morning, Hodgkinson allegedly asked Rep. Jeff Duncan whether it was Republicans or Democrats on the practice field before opening fire.  We've covered all of the key developments throughout the morning here.


According to press reports, Hodgkinson apparently owns a home inspection business though his license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed.

Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Illinois. The charges were dismissed, records show.

According to The Week, restaurant owner Charles Orear knows Hodgkinson through work they did together in Iowa on Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.  Orear described Hodgkinson as "more on the really progressive side of things," as well as being "a quiet guy" and "very mellow, very reserved."

While police have refused to confirm whether the attack was politically motivated, Hodgkinson's Facebook page seems to indicate he was a Bernie fan and didn't particularly care for Donald Trump, to put it mildly.

"I want to say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office."


Apparently Hodgkinson was convinced that Trump was guilty of treason even though we still haven't seen any evidence of such allegations after 6 months of intensive investigations....

"Trump is Guilty & Should Go to Prison for Treason."




... oh, and he thought he was "mean" as well.

"Trump is a Mean, Disgusting Person."


He also publicly offered up his opinions on the Georgia special election that is still underway:

"Republican Bitch Wants People to Work for Slave Wages, when a Livable Wage is the Only Way to Go!  Vote Blue, It's Right for You!"


So, where did Hodgkinson draw inspiration for his "progressive" political beliefs?  Well, according to a letter to the editor published in the "Belleville News-Democrat" in July 2012, Hodgkinson's favorite TV show was MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show."

"One of my favorite TV shows is “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC."

Meanwhile, after Virginia Governor, and 2020 hopeful, Terry McAuliffe used this morning's tragedy to call for more gun controls we would note that it's somewhat ironic that Hodgkinson hailed from the great state of Illinois which has perhaps the strictest gun laws in the entire country.

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youarelost's picture

A democratic socialist AKA communist and Bernie supporter.

glenlloyd's picture

So the Bernie fan had a gun? Who would have thought it!

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Obviously, the gun purchased itself.

Mtnrunnr's picture

Also, fuck all of you. Its a damn shame he didn't clear the fucking field.

eclectic syncretist's picture

Dumbass bought into the MSM narrative and got so brainwashed he doesn't know he should have shot DWS for screwing Bernie.

Mtnrunnr's picture

You're buying into the ASM (alt-stream media). How do we know he wasn't an assassin from Brussels sent to curry support for ISIS?

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

He Felt The Bern a little too much... and in the wrong hole. Was Barry involved with him?

froze25's picture

I wonder what the Dems that got busted doing the Bird-Dogging by Project Veritas think about this shooting?

bamawatson's picture
  • Another female lefty drives a business into the ground not unusual. They think money just appears out of thin air. Do they not know how to add and subtract or are they so delusional they figure that a rainbow will appear and the pot of gold will bail them out? Bernie is a liar and fraud and was bought off by the DNC that should tell his retarded supporters something but I doubt it. That old broken down battle axe his wife another left tard could not run  a whore house without gov't. help. I guess that is what Bernie meant when he started popping off about "free college" because bankruptcy is about all that would happen. Why are lefties so clueless about capital formation and how businesses are run; how it provides a product or service in exchange for money? They like to run around screaming about income inequality now that Bernie made a million dollars I don't see him donating any of it I guess he'll need it to keep his 3 houses in good running order. Just another lefty liar and fraud.

froze25's picture

Just out, the shooter has died.

PrayingMantis's picture


... >>> "... confirmed that one of the victims from this morning's shooting has just been confirmed dead by GWU Hospital."

... it's sadly disgusting that US politics had gone to a new low ... banana republic level? ... sewer level? ...  either way, perhaps, if we move the camera back to a global view, you won't see "repubs vs dims" ... it's simply America's blackeye ... and here's more American blackeye, US-led international crime and hypocrisy on the world stage >>> "US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism" >>>


Keyser's picture

I hope the MSM is happy, they have effectively started the next civil war in the US... What with their constant berating of Trump with outright lies and slander, and why, all because Shillary lost the election... Burn the fucking country to the ground because that cunt lost... Jesus christ on a cracker, wtf has happened to the USA? 

PrayingMantis's picture


... >>> ... "... So, where did Hodgkinson draw inspiration for his "progressive" political beliefs?  Well, according to a letter to the editor published in the "Belleville News-Democrat" in July 2012, Hodgkinson's favorite TV show was MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show."  ... " ...

... so apparently, he suffered from Rachel's Madcow disease ...


Manthong's picture


There is a bright side to this…

..the case for open carry everywhere is strengthened.


… actually, only the stupid want unrestricted open carry….


..much better to not be the first target in a hostile situation, but to have a potent defense under cover.  


But… this is what you get from the nutjob left fascists.


… maybe open carry at Fort Hood might have been a good policy a few years ago.

Manthong's picture


On the other hand … if every man woman and child was displaying firepower…


There would be no soft targets and no need for a PD. heaven, there are no guns… also no evil people and police.


Manthong's picture


But on the other..  other.. other  hand…


..a maniac gun terrorist “never Trumper” does not make us well-intentioned leftist Nazis look good.


..and the San Fran shooting is chopped liver, now?

froze25's picture

Facebook took down his profile already so they are in full "Protect the Leftwing Radicals" mode. Good thing I took a screen shot of it.

Manthong's picture


Well, I guess you freezed that for posterity

f*ck   zuck and his sh*t  f*ck . wasteland.


BullyBearish's picture

D o m e s t i c     B l o w b a c k

BullyBearish's picture

seniors don't take lightly someone messing with their healthcare...

HopefulCynical's picture

Why are lefties so clueless about capital formation and how businesses are run; how it provides a product or service in exchange for money?

Do you refer to the leadership, or the rank and file?

The rank and file have been utterly brainwashed. They have no critical thinking skills - only Critical Theory and a thundering herd of Skittles-shitting unicorns.

The leadership knows full well they're selling slavery. They know full well their bullshit always collapses upon itself. They don't care. It's simply about power and control - the ultimate drug for all psychopaths.

Manthong's picture

“on the really progressive side of things," 

well… that is surely comforting.”

Croesus's picture

@ Froze 25:

Way to save it from being 'memoryholed', good work man!

Mr 9x19's picture

the man who will make a facebook cliche system parallel to save what govs want to be deleted could make a lot of money.

True Blue's picture

The link Bamawatson posted earlier is still working :


MarsInScorpio's picture


Are you aware that a click on that link sends you to a blank page? Apparently, that company isn't going to allow you to share that profile from Facebook.

There's a commentary here, isn't there . . . ?

Note to E S & D.

gimme soma dat's picture

I've met a lot of home inspectors and never met one who wasn't a raging nut job you wouldn't want in your home. 

IntTheLight's picture

The issue at fort hood was that no one was allowed to carry a weapon. On a military base!

Hopeless for Change's picture

The Left doesn't stand a chance.  If we could just keep guns out of the hands of ALL Democrats, especially those inner city ones, think of how much the gun violence would decrease.  99%???

curbjob's picture

Fuck you and your hunger games. 

I consider myself somewhere in the middle and I'm not shooting at any American,  left or right, for your Zionist overlords.


Blankenstein's picture

You'll curb stomp them instead?

mayhem_korner's picture

I consider myself somewhere in the middle

Maybe when you're up on your Xanax and chamomile tea, but...

MarsInScorpio's picture


First, I notice your handle refers to being a street walker, AKA street whore. That's a giveaway to your true purpose.

As for not shooting anyone, no problem, because they WILL shoot you.

Or did that lesson in life go over your whore-brain today?

curbjob: E S & D.

tmosley's picture

Not even Jewish Zionist overlords themselves?

Son, I am disappoint.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

It is not just the political violence that affects congressmen; the society is too violent in general.

People are getting tons of welfare, taxfare and workplace privileges when they are parents, but more are raising violent kids than ever before in US history. Hence, we have the highest rate of incarceration in US history and, at the same time, the highest rate of mass murder.

Ask yourself: how can they lock so many people up, while we still see historically high rates of mass murder?

People are not teaching basic morality to their children.

Have you ever worked in a poverty industry business for $12/hr, where, at least, your multiple insurance licenses that you must pay the state to renew on a recurring basis count for something? It is not that way in many of the jobs in safer locations, which are staffed primarily by unlicensed and frequently absentee moms.

During my tenure at one corporation, there were two gunpoint robberies in different stores, not the one I worked in. Before I hired on, a woman was killed working in one of these stores. The strip mall where the agency was located had two gunpoint robberies in neighboring stores while I worked there.

I could have barely afforded rent in this job due to the fact that I met the numbers every month and was paid a little, regular commission for it. But most jobs in financial services do not pay enough to rent an apartment at all, even an apartment in a dangerous area, unless you have a second income, or Uncle Sam is paying your monthly bills and handing you a $6,269 Child Tax Credit for sexual intercourse and reproduction. Uncle Sam gives the childless people who work hard in such settings a big kick in the head at tax time and zero welfare to augment low wages.

This is what is faced every day by millions of workers making $12/hr -- i.e. $25k or LESS -- although this was one of the rare places where hard work did pay off a little in small amounts of commission that was actually paid on a regular basis. And your licenses counted due to the fact that they regulate this part of the industry a little more. Your licenses count more there than a bachelor's degree counts anywhere in that industry, whether it's the poverty industry wing or the standard wing with more affluent customers.

I, at least, did not have to live in that neighborhood, not due to my wages. I just lived in someone else's house. Many live there and are in danger even when trying to sleep at night. That is what many Americans face everyday, when working for low pay, under heavy quota pressure, navigating a ton of screaming customers, many of whom are nice, especially since they struggle to pay their bills. But you are scared all the time when handling tons of cash in these situations. You have good reason to be.

Congresspeople, at least, get paid a ton for what they do. It is horrible to be in danger for a $187k job and also horrible to be in danger for $20k to $25k job that does not even cover the dignity of an apartment.

IntTheLight's picture

The law abiding whites have registered guns. The inner city dindus and El Salvadorian gangbangers have unregistered guns.

curbjob's picture

Get a fucking grip man, the country is hardly burning.

Did you react the same when Gabby Giffords was winged ?

The fucking irony here is that ZH is probably more guilty of stoking the partisan divide than CNN.


mayhem_korner's picture

If your dominant behavior-drivers are envy and insecurity, then you can't handle a loss like the Hillary election (and the sweeping realization that you're agenda is in jeopardy).  If your dominant behavior-driver is inner confidence, then you are able to handle setbacks in stride.

The sheer magnitude of the former is what puts the country at a level of risk not seen since probably the Civil War.  And the "fall" of the Hillary loss follows decades of social engineering, pc infiltration, deconstruction of the family unit, "tolerance" (which is code for defiance of assimilation), and so forth. 

Bernie can spout "nonviolence" all he wants.  But he and others have carried the torch of the "protester's mentality" for a long time.  That mentality extends to violence, which is exactly where this mass of lunatics ends up time and time again. 

Entitlement conditioning has a real and fierce snapback.  We may find out just how fierce. 

curbjob's picture

There are shootings of this magnitude in mall parking lots several times a year ... the fact that career politicians were the intended target doesn't make it any more significant.

I didn't vote for Clinton however I'm sure I could name 2 dozen acquaintances that did. I'm also fairly confident that most would admit that their team lost because they had a very poor candidate who was there via establishment fraud.

It's a large country with a few nutcases... that's all.


curbjob's picture

Here's what's missing from the MSM;

What the fuck are these dopes doing while "supposedly" Rome is burning ?

Playing Ball.



JRobby's picture

Raises "hundreds of thousands" for "charity" every year.

Another self aggrandizement event that is a big part of the "charade of government service"

A Likely Story's picture
So it's not a charity fund-raising event?
SWRichmond's picture

There are shootings of this magnitude in mall parking lots several times a year ... the fact that career politicians were the intended target doesn't make it any more significant.

Actually, it does.  If dems succeed in murdering enough repubs, and get dems installed from their districts in "special elections" held to replace them, this becomes an effective political tactic. They could even target repubs in districts which are close to turning over.  They could do this and then initiate impeachment.

Don't think they haven't thought of this.  After all, they murdered Scalia.  Don't be so goddamned naive.

Bastiat's picture

Some animals are more equal than others.

MarsInScorpio's picture



What these oatmeal-for-brains Republicans can't grasp is that by allowing the Dems to do the closet GOP Insurrection Supporters dirty work through the Progressives (what a 1984 word-twisting), Malicious Seditious Media, Soros-funded Antifa Black Shirts, the Clinton Crime Clan, the Deep State, and the federal judiciary, they are actually setting themselves up for assassination - as we saw today.

We all know it is the Insurrection that is perversely created in the twisted mechanizations of a "Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory" of the criminally insane social sciences from wince these violent lunatics emerge - consistently they are the ones provoking violence against people and institutions, and in doing so, gaining more positive reinforcement for their insanity than anyone could ever imagine from the Malicious Seditious Media, and the rest of the list above.

Now these monsters have turned on their GOP-side creators. While we can marvel at the poetic justice this manifests, more important to the survival of ourselves, our families, and our Republic, this is nothing less than "The Shot Heard Round the World" heralding not freedom as it did over 200-years ago, rather it heralds the first strike of the insane Insurrection against us.

We've all read endless posts proclaiming the coming of a Civil War; this is Fort Sumter for those too shallow to understand today's significance.

They are organized, and we are not. They possess a cadre of psychopathic serial murderers, we lack the homicidal maniacs they enlisted.

The time is come to face reality: For those GOPe closet-cases, you are now their target. And just as they murdered Seth Rich, and Sean Lucas, and a near endless list of others, as you saw for yourself today, they will murder you.

This is not a "one-off;" this is the first shot beginning a campaign of treasonous insurrection that will consume you.

To the GOPe, the slightly altered words of Ernest Hemingway's epigraph for his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, foretells your future.

Taken from Meditation XVII of the 1624 work of John Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, Wikipedia notes that "Hemingway quotes part of the meditation (using Donne's original spelling) in the book's epigraph, which in turn refers to the practice of tolling bells for a funeral:

" . . . never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."

In modern English, and structuring it to apply directly to the GOPe closet members of the Clinton-Obama-Deep State-Malicious Seditious Media Insurrection, the message to these fools is: "Don't doubt for a single second whose death the funeral bell is tolling; It tolls for you."