From the New York Times:
Steve Scalise Among 4 Shot at Baseball Field; Suspect Is DeadThis ought to be reminiscent of the assassination of Dutch immigration restrictionist leader Pim Fortuyn by a pro-immigration white leftist in 2002, the day after the end of the Two-Weeks Hate against French presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, a murder that was broadly greeted by voices of respectability implying that the dead candidate had it coming.
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, ADAM GOLDMAN and EMILY COCHRANE JUNE 14, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A lone gunman who was reportedly distraught over President Trump’s election [i.e., the shooter was anti-Trump] opened fire on Republican members of the congressional baseball team at a practice field in this Washington suburb on Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives. …
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who was among the lawmakers practicing for the annual charity baseball game, which is still scheduled to take place on Thursday, told CNN that “the field was basically a killing field — it’s really sick and very sad.”
Representative Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, who left the practice just before shooting, said later that he had encountered a man in the parking lot — later identified as the gunman — who “asked me if the team practicing was a Democrat or a Republican team.”
“I told him they were Republicans,” the lawmaker recalled. “He said, ‘O.K., thanks,’ turned around.” …
Mr. Hodgkinson seemed to be a fervent opponent of Mr. Trump. He signed an online petition calling for the president to be impeached, posting it on Facebook with a chilling comment: “It’s time to destroy Trump & co.”
His brother, Michael Hodgkinson, said Mr. Hodgkinson traveled in recent weeks to Washington to protest. “I know he wasn’t happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff,” Mr. Hodgkinson said in an interview shortly after he received the news on Wednesday.