Capitol Police officers at the scene Wednesday morning returned fire, wounding Hodgkinson.
She was emotional as she spoke to reporters Thursday outside her home in Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said.
Investigators say they still do not know if the shooter James T. Hodgkinson had an attack plan. "I need to use this bike, '" Balderston said. "I just want you all to go away and leave my neighbors in peace".
"Bobby, ' he said, 'I know him". Her daughter and a 2-year-old grandchild had moved in with the Hodgkinsons before that, she said, and her husband may have left because he wanted "a break from it".
She said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington, D.C.
"The friend said Hodgkinson sold tools to get enough money for the trip", according to Kaiser. When that woman's boyfriend confronted Hodgkinson, he struck him in the face with a shotgun before firing off a round as the man fled, a police report said. Brooks went into slightly more detail. He is still in the ICU in critical condition. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognise and communicate with his family, Sava said.
Trump made an unannounced visit - with first lady Melania Trump and White House physician Ronny Jackson - to the hospital late Wednesday after Scalise's first surgery.
The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels.
Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, is also in critical condition.
"There's just no way that I would have guessed that this guy would be shooting at law enforcement and a congressman", said Brennwald, an attorney. Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), was shot in the calf.
They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.
"She's scared to death and she can't believe it happened now her life is disrupted because of what he did", said Richard Wagner, Chief Deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.
Mr Sanders condemned Hodgkinson's actions on Wednesday.