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Rep. Scalise and Other Members of Congress Ask FBI to Reopen Case on 2017 Shooting

Samuel Allegri May 12, 2021 Crime and Incidents, Politics, Republicans, scalise, US, US News Comments Off on Rep. Scalise and Other Members of Congress Ask FBI to Reopen Case on 2017 Shooting
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other Republicans who were on a baseball field when left-wing extremist James Hodgkinson opened fire on them in 2017 are asking the FBI to review its conclusion that the incident was “suicide by cop.” The letter (pdf) starts by describing some initial findings by the FBI such as complaints of target practice at the attacker’s home, large amounts of ammunition possession, an anti-Republican social media history, and a potential “hit list” of six Republican members of Congress.

“We fear that the FBI’s inability or unwillingness to fully investigate this shooting as a matter of domestic extremism four years ago leaves a blind spot within the Bureau in fully assessing risks we face today. The FBI telling us that James Hodgkinson’s attempt to assassinate dozens of Members of Congress was simply ‘suicide by cop’ does nothing to alleviate this concern,” reads the letter directed to FBI Director Christopher Wray. …

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