The Bernie Sanders supporter told his wife he had an interest in tax policy, and he sold his Harley motorcycle and home inspection business before making the trip in March.
"I was under the impression he was going down there to protest", said his niece, Michelle Travous.
The story goes on to say that Hodgkinson likely suffered from some sort of mental illness and his political beliefs had "little" to do with his desire to target only congressional Republicans, even quoting a local Democratic staffer who categorically denied that Hodgkinson ever volunteered for them. She said she did not ever see him come into her coffee shop and did not speak to him. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving. She was flanked by a local county deputy when standing in front of a plethora of microphones.
Sue Hodgkinson also told reporters she knew nothing about her husband buying weapons before leaving on the extended trip, which the widow claims she did not find particularly odd. He told her he was going to Washington DC to "change the tax brackets" and "work on taxes", she said.
But she maintained there was nothing she could have done about it.
In Belleville, residents continued to grapple with the news that one of their own, a man many knew could be quick to anger, but who many said didn't show outward signs of violence, could have committed the mass shooting.
CBN News has confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation recovered a "hit list" with several names of Republican congressmen on the body of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter.
"I was thinking of my son when I saw on CNN that it was at a baseball field", he said. GOP members were practicing for the game Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at an Alexandria, Va., ballfield.
"I'm sorry that he did this". And since then it was every morning I grabbed coffee he'd be sitting there and say, "Hey, Mr. Bill" or 'Hey, Mr. Mayor, how are you doing? "They don't deserve this, I don't deserve this, my daughters don't deserve all this".
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