James Hodgkinson, the man authorities say opened fire on the Republicans' congressional baseball practice, voiced his support for the Occupy Wall Street movement in a TV interview from 2011.
"The 99 percent are getting pushed around, and the 1 percent doesn't give a damn. So we've got to speak up for our country," Hodgkinson said in the video.
A reporter from our sister station in St. Louis interviewed James Hodgkinson at an Occupy Wall Street event in 2011. #congressionalshooting pic.twitter.com/n3dEcF7dK2— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) June 14, 2017
At least four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, were shot early Wednesday morning. Police engaged Hodgkinson, who subsequently died of his injuries.