Support for Southern Poverty Law Center Links Scalise, Family Research Council Shooters

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, June 14, 2017

The shooter blamed for Wednesday’s bloody attack on a Republican congressional baseball team shared a tie with the 2012 gunman who attacked the conservative Family Research Council in Washington.

Both were fans of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois, liked the SPLC on his Facebook page, along with other liberal groups such as Media Matters and MoveOn.org. Since the shooting, his page has been dismantled, but Secrets saw it as did WND and Conservative Review.

While he has liberal leanings, police have not said what motivated Hodgkinson to shoot House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican aide and two U.S. Capitol Police officers before being killed.

In the 2012 shooting at FRC that injured a security guard, convicted domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II said he targeted the group because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identified them as a “hate group” due to their traditional marriage views.

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