Federal authorities said Friday the gunman in last week's congressional shooting at a baseball field carried a list of Republican lawmakers' names in his pocket, according to a report from USA Today. It contained the names of Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC and some other names that were not released.
Franks told Fox News that "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that he has been notified that he is involved in the investigation. All six congressmen are members of the House Freedom Caucus, which contains the lower chamber's most conservative members.
Franks was not on the team, adding uncertainty about the significance of the list of names.
"For those still wondering, he didn't hate baseball or attractive summer mornings in June", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said in reference to this article.
Brooks told CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list.
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Both Duncan and Brooks attended Wednesday's baseball practice.
Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for the annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game.
A USA official told CBS News that James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter, had a list of names including GOP Reps. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three other people were wounded in the attack.
"My prayers continue to be with Steve Scalise, as well as members of the security detail and congressional staff who were injured in this heartless attack".
The FBI also recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera in the shooter's van and is processing the items, according to a statement the agency issued on Thursday. He was also a volunterr for Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign, Hodgkinson's social media profile was filled with violent-sounding rhetoric against the Republican Party. The members of that group celebrated Hodgkinson's mass assassination attempt. "I have never said 'life sucks, ' only the policies of the Republicans", he wrote in another. "I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it". Hodgkinson was said to have been among 1,000 volunteers around Davenport, but Becker said, "Nobody has a recollection of this guy coming in".