Sanders ‘sickened’ by congressional shooter ‘who apparently volunteered for my campaign’

Senator Sanders openly acknowledged that James T. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on the congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, was a volunteer for his presidential campaign before condemning the attack.

“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered for my campaign,” Sanders said, reading a statement on the Senate floor. “I am sickened by this despicable act.”

Sanders went on to officer condolences to the victims of the shooting, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), and condemned violence as a whole.

“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” Sanders said. “Real change can only come about through non-violent action, and anything else runs against our deeply held American values.”

President Trump said that Hodgkinson died from his injuries while making a statement Wednesday morning. As of the writing of this post, that has yet to be confirmed.

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