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After Learning GOP Shooter was His Campaign Volunteer, Bernie Sanders Issues the Following Statement

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., publicly condemned the actions of the Alexandria GOP shooter, who targeted Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday morning after learning the man volunteered on the senator’s presidential campaign last year.

James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., reportedly confirmed that those practicing on the field were Republicans before he opened fire with his semi-automatic rifle, injuring five, and was shot by Capitol police returning fire. He later died from his wounds.

North Carolina Rep. Mike Walker told NBC News the gunman seemed to be there “to kill as many Republican members as possible.”

Sanders took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to address the shooting.

“I am sickened by this despicable act,” Sanders said. “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 counter to our most deeply held American values,” the senator added.

“I know I speak for the entire country when in saying that my hopes and prayers are that Rep. Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol police officers that were wounded make a quick and full recovery,” Sanders stated.

In social media posts, Hodgkinson wrote that “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co,” according to the Daily Mail.

Charles Orear, 50, told The Washington Post that he had worked with Hodgkinson on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in Iowa and was shocked to hear of the shooting.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Orear said when told by phone. “I met him on the Bernie trail in Iowa, worked with him in the Quad Cities area.”

“He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics,” Orear recounted. “He was more on the really progressive side of things.”

Those injured during Hodgkinson’s shooting spree include House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a congressional aide, a lobbyist and two Capitol Hill police officers. They were all taken to area hospitals for treatment.

In remarks made from the White House shortly before noon, President Donald Trump praised the quick response of the injured officers.

“Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault,” Trump said.