A Facebook page that appears to belong to James T. Hodgkinson, the man who allegedly opened fire on a practice Wednesday morning for a congressional baseball game outside of Washington, D.C., contains postings that suggest he was critical of President Trump.
The cover picture on the page, which lists Hodgkinson as a resident of Belleville, Ill., who formerly owned businesses called JTH Inspections and JTH Construction, is a photo of Bernie Sanders.
It was being swarmed Wednesday morning by commenters, many of them expressing hate for Hodgkinson and exulting in his death.
One posting indicates that Hodgkinson signed a change.org petition for “the legal impeachment and or legal removal of The President & Vice President, et al., for Treason and Misprision of Treason.”
Another indicates that Hodgkinson signed a change.org petition asking past presidents to urge Congress to launch a “powerful and independent inquiry” into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia.
Another indicates that he signed a change.org petition supporting legislation sponsored by Massachusetts US Representative Katherine Clark that would require Trump to place his assets in a blind trust or disclose when he makes a decision that affects his personal finances.
A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot at the congressional baseball practice, officials said.
Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting.
Hodgkinson is 66, according to the Washington Post. In a televised statement from the White House, President Trump said the assailant was dead.