In the spring of 2017, a Bernie Sanders supporter and Rachel Maddow ‘superfan’ named James Hodgkinson shot up a baseball field full of Republicans.
He went to the field with a list of names of Republicans and even asked someone nearby if the men on the field were Republicans before opening fire.
His motives seem pretty clear, don’t they? Not to former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
McCabe recently told CNN that the shooter’s objective still isn’t clear.
McCabe: We Still Don’t Really Know the ‘Objective’ of the Guy Who Shot Up That GOP Baseball Practice
Let’s start by refreshing your memory on a few facts. Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI, was fired from his job after a nonpartisan Inspector General determined that he’d lied under oath to federal investigators on multiple occasions.
McCabe then started a GoFundMe, playing the victim as he manipulated ‘Resistance’ voters into sending him hundreds of thousands of their dollars. CNN, the self-professed “facts first” network proceeded to hire him as an analyst — this man who’d been sacked for not telling the truth, under penalty of perjury…
The anchor correctly notes that the shooter who nearly murdered Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked whether the Congressman practicing on the northern Virginia baseball field that day were Republicans before opening fire.
Even McCabe calls it “undeniable” that GOP members were the target. But he adds a bizarre note of obfuscation about the FBI not really knowing “what that shooter was up to,” or what his true objective was.
Watch the video below:
Disgraced former FBI agent Andy McCabe on the congressional baseball shooting: “The FBI still doesn’t exactly know what that shooter was up to. They never really uncovered the sort of detailed evidence that laid out a specific plot or an objective." pic.twitter.com/tLH9rQVqtF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 15, 2021
Steve Scalise, who was nearly killed that day, reacted on Twitter:
Unbelievable. Andrew McCabe says the FBI isn't sure why we were attacked playing baseball.
– The gunman came with a list of Republicans
– He verified we were Republicans before shooting
– He was in the Facebook group "Terminate the Republican Party”
A real mystery.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 15, 2021
It’s just unreal.