Senator Bernie Sanders condemns the suspected Virginia gunman who ''apparently volunteered'' on the Vermont independent's presidential campaign last year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
===RESENDING TO CORRECT SPELLING OF "DESPICABLE" IN HEADLINE. APOLOGIES FOR THE ERROR== ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Senator Bernie Sanders condemned on Wednesday (June 14) the shooting of Republican lawmakers, their staff members and Capitol Police officers during a baseball practice near Washington. The suspect who authorities say fired on Republican lawmakers as they played baseball on Wednesday raged against Republican U.S. President Donald Trump on social media and idolized Bernie Sanders, who he viewed as the only politician who understood the working class. Sanders said the man "apparently volunteered" on his presidential campaigin, adding that he was "sickened by this despicable act." A senior U.S. official named the gunman as James T. Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois. Media reports said he was a 66-year-old home inspector. He died from injuries sustained in a shoot-out with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene in Alexandria, Virginia.