This isn't much of a surprise to anyone, except maybe the "Let's not jump to conclusions" crowd. But the names on it, and how he came by them, may be of interest.
James T. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on dozens of Republican congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, had a list of Republican names in his pocket that was recovered by the FBI, The Daily Caller has learned.
The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed. Fox News reported after this story that Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais and Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith are also on the list. All six congressmen are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which contains the lower chamber’s most conservative members.
Based on his Facebook pages, Hodgkinson had been "informed" enough by the left that the House Freedom Caucus focus was unlikely to have been a coincidence.
This tells us that Hodgkinson was targeting specific members of the House. This wasn't a random hit list. It was a hit list of conservatives. Some are not the politicians who would naturally show up as national figures.
Hodgkinson had done his research. And his research, almost certainly came from left-wing sources. It will be interesting to learn which sources. So it's important for full transparency from the FBI in its examination of his laptop. The American people deserve to know which leftist personalities and sites played a key role in radicalizing him and giving him the resources to carry out this attack.