Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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O'Connor said Bost's office has turned over all of their communications from Hodgkinson to U.S. Capitol Police. They said he told his wife earlier this week he was heading back to IL; he canceled his YMCA membership a day before the shooting; and had talked to a local garage about getting his van ready for the trip. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years.

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", said a statement from the former Democratic presidential hopeful. "I see a rifle. and then I hear another bam, and I realize there's still an active shooter", said Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.). Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who from the floor of the Senate hours after the shooting said he was "sickened by this despicable act".

Hodgkinson's other foster daughter was taken away from him after a violent outburst where he beat her 19-year-old friend and her boyfriend while brandishing a gun in 2006. And we learned that her husband told her that he wanted to go to Washington D.C.to work with people to change the tax brackets.

"He seemed like a loner", said Mr William Euille, a former Alexandria mayor who came to know Hodgkinson during regular morning stops at the YMCA.

Two of Hodgkinson's victims were severely wounded. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said.

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Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. A single shot left Scalise, 51, with a shattered bone in his left hip and internal injuries that caused severe bleeding.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized. He was shot by a responding officer and later died from his wounds.

All three Congressmen on the shooter's hit list belong to the House Freedom Caucus, which is comprised of the House of Representative's most conservative members.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment.

In this April 17, 2012, photo, James Hodgkinson of Belleville protests outside of the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Ill. They won't look down on the fact that he, you know, he did wrong.

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