“An individual with a personalized violent ideology targeted and shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball field and wounded five people.”
Last month, it was revealed that the shooting of Steve Scalise and the targeting of other Republicans at a baseball field in 2017 had been classified by the FBI as a case of suicide by cop.
The shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter and Rachel Maddow ‘superfan’ who went to the baseball field with a list of Republicans, meaning this was most certainly a politically motivated shooting.
The fact that AG Merrick Garland is calling the Trump supporters who rioted at the Capitol white supremacists, and the greatest threat to our democracy while the FBI glosses over the politics of a shooter who clearly intended to kill Republicans, shows just how unbalanced our justice system has become.
This week, Scalise and other members of Congress sent a letter to the FBI demanding this issue be addressed:
🚨 Just sent this letter to the FBI.
Classifying the Congressional baseball attack by a leftist gunman with a hit list of Republicans as “suicide by cop" is offensive & inaccurate.
Those of us who were actually shot at demand a review of how that absurd conclusion was reached. pic.twitter.com/MlRrkaGWcl
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 11, 2021
The 2017 baseball shooting was not “suicide by cop”. My colleagues & I were targeted by the shooter because of our party. If not for @SteveScalise’s security detail, most of us would not be here today. The FBI must review their findings & update conclusions where appropriate. https://t.co/ZKgEjWf2C6
— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) May 11, 2021
My letter with @SteveScalise & 15 others urging the FBI to conduct an internal investigation into how it reached the conclusion of “suicide by cop" — rather than a assassination attempt by a domestic terrorist — and who was behind that process and determination. ⬇ pic.twitter.com/SXVCVTtPXt
— Rep. Brad Wenstrup (@RepBradWenstrup) May 11, 2021
This week, while the media obsessed about Liz Cheney every day, the FBI quietly reclassified the shooting.
Jerry Dunleavy reports at the Washington Examiner:
FBI quietly admits 2017 GOP baseball shooting was domestic terrorism after all
The FBI quietly admitted Friday that the 2017 Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field shooting that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise has been classified as “domestic terrorism” carried out by a “domestic violent extremist” targeting Republicans after the bureau previously classified it as “suicide by cop.”
The revelation appears in the middle of an appendix on page 35 of a 40-page FBI-DHS report released on Friday titled “Security Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism.” In a section describing approximately 85 different “FBI-Designated Significant Domestic Terrorism Incidents in the United States from 2015 through 2019,” the Alexandria baseball field shooting appears, with the FBI categorizing the perpetrator as a “Domestic Violent Extremist” and describing the incident thusly: “An individual with a personalized violent ideology targeted and shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball field and wounded five people. The subject died as a result of engagement with law enforcement.”…
Hodgkinson, an avid liberal and supporter of Democratic presidential primary candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was killed by law enforcement. He had posted on Facebook that “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” and joined other groups such as “Terminate The Republican Party” and “Join The Resistance Worldwide!!”
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