Senator Bernie Sanders issued a statement after it appears the shooter of Rep. Steve Scalise was a supporter and volunteered during his campaign:
"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values.
"My hopes and prayers are that Representative Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol Police Officers who were wounded make a quick and full recovery. I also want to thank the Capitol Police for their heroic actions to prevent further harm."
The political inclinations of Wednesday's shooting attack against members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game are becoming more clear. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) was wounded in the attack, as were others.
FOX's Eben Brown reports:
Social media history shows James T. Hodgkinson, the now-dead gunman who shot at Republicans practicing for a Congressional charity baseball game, was virulently against Republicans, and a Bernie Sanders supporter:
(Sanders) "The alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign."
Sanders denounced the gunman's acts on the Senate floor:
(Sanders) "I am sickened by this despicable act."
The Senator expressed his prayers for the wounded, saying political change can only come through non-violent acts.
Eben Brown, FOX News.