"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", Sanders said on the Senate floor.
According to the Washington Post, Hodgkinson campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the Quad Cities during the senator's presidential run.
"He could have a short temper when it came to different issues", Clark said.
And he blamed Republicans for keeping things the way they are - and Democrats for not standing up strongly enough to stop them. Get email alerts from KSAT12 today. When asked how he got the blood on his arm he said he was not sure.
"After 7 a.m. this morning, a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffs as they were practicing for tomorrow's annual charity baseball game", Trump said began. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. Posts on Hodgkinson's Facebook page show that he was apparently not fond of President Donald Trump and was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders for President.
Hodgkinson, who worked as a building inspector, volunteered for the Mr Sanders' unsuccessful presidential campaign previous year. "I am sickened by this despicable act". She said the shooting "went on for quite a while".More news: Democratic congressional baseball team sheltered for an hour after learning of shooting
Hodgkinson also had a history of violence. Hodgkinson used a pocket knife to cut the friend's seat belt and punched that woman in the face. He told KCCI "Our computer records show that he volunteers for one debate watch party in Iowa".
Scalise dragged himself off the infield leaving a trail of blood as colleagues rushed to his assistance.
Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for a gunshot to the hip and was in stable condition.
Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. "America is praying for you, and praying for all the victims". At the time police recovered a pocket knife, hair they say was pulled out of his girlfriend's head and a 12-guage shotgun at the scene.
"Looking back with 20/20 hindsight, I can see how the guy was troubled, but at the time I thought he was working", Brennwald said.
On Facebook in 2015, Hodgkinson made at least one comment about the Republican congressman he is accused of eventually attacking in person.More news: Court approves Marsh deals to sell 26 grocery stores
He said he had spoken with Mr Scalise's wife, Jennifer, and pledged his support.
"America is praying for you", Trump continued. "We are with her and with the entire Scalise family".
Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, Flake said.
Other Congressional staffers and members of police were also shot.
A real estate agent who has worked with Hodgkinson told the Belleville News-Democrat that "from a business standpoint, he did not seem like he is a radical - opinionated but not a radical".More news: Puerto Rico votes for statehood in nonbinding, low-turnout election