Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a GOP lawmaker baseball practice Wednesday morning.
According to the Daily Beast, a police report from the daughter's friend, Aimee Moreland, said the adopted daughter hated living with Hodkinson and tried to escape countless times. His social media pages were filled with angry rants about those taxes, Republicans, and specifically President Donald Trump, whom he called "a traitor".
Hodgkinson was spotted regularly over the past several weeks at the YMCA next to the site of the shooting, sitting with a computer in the lobby or at a table in an exercise area that looked out onto the baseball field.
She said she wasn't sure if there was a catalyst for him leaving.
Moreland said that she thought Hodgkinson was "definitely" capable of the shooting in Virginia.
Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. "I can not believe it", she said.
A trace of the firearms determined they were legally purchased by Hodgkinson.
SHAPIRO: What have you heard in Belleville from people who knew Hodgkinson?
Shortly after Tasha returned home with her son, Eli, Hodgkinson "just left" and went to Alexandria, Virginia where he lived in a van for two months before embarking on his manic shootout, Knepper said. And investigators are still canvassing Alexandria, Va., and also here in Belleville, Ill. He always drank Budweiser from a can and drank alone, barely speaking to anyone, including the bartenders.
"I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it", she said, flanked by St Clair county chief deputy Richard Wagner. She answered dismissively, "I don't even know who was shot". Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a record of violent behavior.
A 66-year-old progressive who volunteered on Vermont Sen. He wrote letters to the local paper's editor, took part in Occupy Wall Street protests. Many included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. The charges were later dismissed.
The law enforcement source tells CNN that it is not clear that it is an assassination list.
Schaumleffel reported hearing about 50 shots. Hodgkinson and Hodgkinson alone is to blame for yesterday's shooting. When he found out the shooter was from his home district, Bost's team started searching for any previous communications.
This 2006 photo provided by the St. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Department shows James T. Hodgkinson.
The bottom line-Hodgkinson is yet another proof that background checks do not-and cannot-stop latent criminals; they only stop actual ones.