Rep. Scott DesJarlais' name was on list found with gunman at congressional baseball shooting

Rep. Scott DesJarlais' name was on list found with gunman at congressional baseball shooting

June 19th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Breaking News

U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais speaks at the La-Z-Boy furniture plant on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Dayton, Tenn.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

WASHINGTON — Rep. Scott DesJarlais' office confirmed Monday the Tennessee Republican's name was on a list that authorities found with the gunman who shot five people last week at a Republican congressional baseball practice.

Capitol police notified the congressman's office 24-48 hours after the shooting that the South Pittsburg Republican's name was on the shooter's handwritten list, DesJarlais spokesman Brendan Thomas said.

The names of five other congressmen — all members of the House Freedom Caucus — also were on the list, according to news reports. Some reports have characterized the list as an "assassination list."

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