Senator Dick Durbin’s office didn’t respond to questions about whether the Senator was going to release copies of email messages he received from James Hodgkinson, the man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Virginia, June 14th.
According to reports, Hodgkinson had not only worked as a volunteer on Bernie Sanders’ campaign last year, but also visited Sanders’ office. Further investigation has revealed that the shooter had also been in contact through email with two Democratic Senators from Illinois.
In response, Senator Durbin’s office said: “Mr. Hodgkinson contacted our office to state his opinion on a variety of legislation over the years. Those emails were all given to USCP (United States Capitol Police) and are part of the current investigation.”
When asked if Durbin’s office planned to release those emails to the public, no response was given.
Although the FBI claims they don’t know the motive for the shootings, Fox News reported that Hodgkinson had a piece of paper in his pocket with the names of six Republican members of Congress written on it at the time of the shooting.
Hodgkinson also had a history of violence and passionately opposed President Trump.
The FBI revealed that in November, Hodgkinson purchased the two guns he used in the shooting.
In March, the FBI said he drove to Alexandria, VA from Illinois, where he started living in his van and rented a storage unit.
But the FBI still thinks the shooting was spontaneous.
Western Journalism reports:
The office of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) did not respond when asked if the senator would release the reported email correspondence his office had with suspected shooter James Hodgkinson, who allegedly opened fire on Republican congressmen while they were practicing for a baseball game June 14.
The Associated Press reported last week that Hodgkinson “visited the office of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign he had worked on as a volunteer, and was in email contact with the two Democratic senators from his home state.”