Who is he?
The DC shooter, Jim Hodgkinson, like Reality Winner who also came into the news this week, is a Bernie Sanders Supporter upset over the Trump triumph in November. He was also a member a group called “Terminate the Republican Party,” and his social media pages reveal intense hatred for President Trump and Republicans. It has since been taken down by FaceBook.
Hodgkinson wounded four, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), before succumbing to injuries sustained in police gunfire exchanges. The Congressman was practising with other GOP candidates in Alexandria, Virginia for the yearly Congressional Charity Baseball Game when the fiasco occurred.
The Belleville News-Democrat, a newspaper in Hodgkinson’s former hometown of Belleville, Illinois, reports:
The shooter who was killed during gunfire at practice for a congressional baseball game Wednesday morning was from Belleville. The shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”
Hodgkinson is a splash temperament type suggesting that he has a humanist bent — he is more people oriented than most Cardinal quadratured natives. While he has two conjunctions, one from the Sun to Venus and the other from Mars to the Moon that is the maximum such a type is allowed.
His ascendant is 19 Aries that gives him the Sabian Symbol of “A magic carpet,” that is all about the expansion of man’s freedom of spirit through his wide interest of philosophical potentials that become dramatized through his own vicarious imagination.
The Ascendant is opposed to Neptune Libra 21.13 with the image of a “boy giving birds a drink from the fountain” and suggests transient popularity from his fellows. That opposition, creates a T-Square at Capricorn 10.40 to his Midheaven conjunct his Mercury and the Sun giving him a willful purpose to be someone. With Mercury in the Ninth House of long travels (at 29 Capricorn) that suggests that travelling to make his goal realized would not be a consideration.
That Mercury itself has an interesting symbol of a “man reading tea leaves,” for that is about what his vision of destroying the GOP would amount to — his progranication of a world without opposition. In reality had that happened, outrage would have occured and RINOs would have flooded from the woodwork.
Perhaps Hodgkinson was a upland hunter as well; he aim was too good to be a novice and Rep. Rand said tha tthey only thing that saved them was the “chained link fence…and the DC police” Five individuals total were shot by the assailant: Scalise, two police officers, a lobbyist and a congressional staffer. Representative Scalise, the Majority Whip, who is married and has two children.
Medstar Washington where he is recuperating from the attempt on his life issued this statement about him
“[Rep Scalise]…. sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. We will provide periodic updates.”…from MedStar Washington Hospital Center.