Skip to Content

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet; Claudia Tenney

After US congressman shooting: ‘One down, 216 to go’

After gunmen James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia, a New York congresswoman received a threatening email entitled “One down, 216 to go”.

Published: June 17, 2017, 6:29 am

    Read more

    New York

    Claudia Tenney, representative from the Utica area in upstate New York, received the message on Wednesday only hours after her fellow House Republican Steve Scalise, from Louisiana, was shot in Alexandria, not far from the White House.

    Tenney told the New York Daily she was already in shock over the shooting of her colleagues at a baseball practice.

    “Did you NOT expect this? When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit,” the email from an unidentified person read.

    “Certainly, your souls and morality were lost long before. Good riddance.”

    The FBI is investigating the shooting and possible motives, including the social media of the shooter, a Bernie Sanders and Daily Show supporter as well as leftist Trump-hater.

    Accounts appearing to belong to the 66-year-old Hodgkinson showed violence-prone political posts against Republicans and in support of far-leftist conspiracy theories about Russia, a favourite mainstream media focus.

    Tenney’s office told the Daily News that threatening emails are nothing new, but that this one was “particularly disturbing and disheartening” so soon after the Alexandria shooting.

    “The level of discourse in politics today is truly unfortunate,” Tenney’s spokeswoman Hannah Andrews remarked.

    “Our nation was founded on the principle of free speech, and it’s vitally important that we have a robust debate on the issues. However, protections under the first amendment do not extend to violence.”

    Tenney also thanked the police for responding to the shooting that otherwise could have turned into a massacre.

    The injured Republican congressman Scalise, remains in a critical condition. He was one of six people injured in the attack, including a Capitol Police officer, a congressional staffer as well as a lobbyist.

    A second police officer also received non-gunshot injuries in the haste to flee from their attacker.

    Two Congressmen, Rep. Jeff Duncan and Rep. Ron DeSantis, said a man approached them to ask if those practicing were “Republicans or Democrats” before the shooting. DeSantis confirmed that Hodgkinson was the man who had approached him, CNBC reported.

    Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown confirmed that his officers and Capitol Police officers exchanged fire with the gunman in a statement.

    His brother, Michael, told the New York Times. Michael Hodgkinson that James had gone to Washington DC “totally out of the blue”, but on March 22 he wrote, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

    Hodgkinson had campaigned for Sanders in Iowa during the Democratic presidential nomination last year, the Washington Post reported.

    In June 2015 he wrote, “The Opposite of a Liberal Progressive is a Bigoted Racist that wants the Rich to get Richer at the expense of the 99%…..Republicans are so Stupid….”

    Meanwhile a New Jersey Democrat is calling for the murder of conservatives and “rich people” by using the hashtags #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressmen on social media.

    James Devine, a consultant to the Democratic Party, began inciting his followers to “hunt” Republicans, tweeting, “We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent? #HuntRepublicanCongressmen”.

    “I have little sympathy for the Republican Congressman who got shot today because he viciously opposed President Obama’s effort to reduce gun violence and instead, he accepted more gun lobby money than all but 15 other members of the House of Representatives,” Devine tweeted.

    In Paris, a French conservative politician was punched in the face by an attacker and lost consciousness at a market while handing out leaflets ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary election.

    Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 44, a former environment minister was taken to hospital, her campaign team said.

    The politician was pictured lying on the ground following the attack, the British Daily Mail reported.

     

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Americas

    Biden Executive Order strips Americans of all rights if they ‘get involved’ with Russia

    WashingtonPresident Biden signed an executive order in April to allow his administration to "deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government," according to a report in a conservative American publication.

    Majority of US voters believe the 2020 presidential election was rigged

    President Joe Biden cheated to get elected to the White House: a Rassmussen poll revealed that 51 percent of American voters share the belief that the election was rigged.

    Swiss epidemiologist warns against US Covid vaccination strategy as only option

    GenevaSwiss epidemiologist Antoine Flahault warned of the risks of the strategy focused on vaccination with current vaccines alone as a solution. He cited the example of the United States.

    WEF involved in non-white manufacturers displaying new shelf labelling

    It seems to be part of the globalist agenda where the World Economic Forum once again appears in the background after a large food chain in the United States joined the Woke movement, now rolling over the declining superpower like an unstoppable steamroller. Labels such as "black-owned", "Latin-owned", "LGBTQ-owned" and so on is being displayed to encourage customers to buy these at the expense of "white-owned" companies.

    Texas and Florida prohibit federal vaccination certificates

    The US state of Texas has banned state-mandated vaccination certificates. On Tuesday, Republican Governor Greg Abott introduced an executive order to prohibit any regulation requiring Texans to show proof of vaccination before receiving a product or service.

    Pfizer develops new oral medicine against Covid-19

    The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has launched the first trials of people with an experimental drug to treat Coronavirus infections. The medicine, which is administered in the form of pills or intravenously, is thought to be able to stop the Coronavirus from copying itself - and thus provides protection against increased infection regardless of whether the patient is vaccinated or not.

    Boulder’s mass killer not a ‘white domestic terrorist’ but a product of media bias

    The mass shooter who killed ten people in Boulder, Colorado, is not a "white domestic terrorist", but a Syrian immigrant. He has been identified by American law enforcement as the 21-year-old Ahmad al-Aliwi al-Issa.

    US foreign policy is constructed around the ‘baizuo’ ideology

    BeijingBaizuo is a rough translation from Mandarin which means "white liberal". American foreign policy is driven by people who answer to the description of this Chinese neologism, a political epithet pejoratively used to refer to self-debasing Western ideology primarily espoused by white leftists.

    Wrong skin colour: Second white translator kicked out by Biden’s poet laureate

    BarcelonaOnce again, a translator of the poem that the black American writer Amanda Gorman recited at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden has been relieved of his duties. The Catalan writer Victor Obiols said he was pulled from the job because he had the wrong racial "profile".

    Biden’s border crisis

    The US states of Arizona and Montana are taking legal action to block new Biden administration immigration regulations. The crisis at the southern US border started brewing at the end of 2020 because the human and drug trafficking cartels expected President Joe Biden to have a “hands-off” attitude.

    Go to archive