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Rachel Maddow Reacts to News That Alexandria Shooter Was a Fan of Hers

As we began to learn more about James T. Hodgkinson Wednesday, the assailant in a shooting at a Congressional Baseball Practice in Alexandria, VA, one of the facts that has come out is that Hodgkinson is an avid Bernie Sanders supporter who appears to support many liberal causes.

He also supports at least one liberal host.

In one of a series of letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat from 2012, Hodgkinson praised MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow — calling her program “one of my favorite TV shows.”

But Maddow reported on Wednesday night that the gunman did not attempt to get in touch with her.

“He once submitted a letter to the editor that cited statistics about political donations that he says he heard on this TV show because he said he watched this TV show,” Maddow said. “I should tell you we went through our correspondence today as soon as we got his name, as soon as we got that detail about him. We didn’t find evidence he ever sent anything to this show or tried to contact us at all.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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