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Report: Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had Arizona congressman on ‘hit list’

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Authorities identified James T. Hodgkinson as the man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise and several others during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. /USA TODAY

By Ryan Santistevan | The Republic

The man who opened fire Wednesday morning on members of a congressional baseball team had in his pocket a list of Republican lawmakers that included U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, according to media reports.

Franks, R-Ariz., confirmed during an on-air interview with CNN that he had been contacted by Capitol Police about the list. But he declined to say anything more about it.

“I don’t want to do anything that makes Capitol Police’s job more difficult,” he said.

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