"I need to use this bike, '" Balderston said.
Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practising for a baseball game on Wednesday, was a fervent fan of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders and angered by the policies of US President Donald Trump. When asked further about their living situation, she said it was a personal matter.
Those neighbors said Hodgkinson had been away from his home on what they thought was a long trip.
Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".
Sanders said, "I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms".
She said her husband sold nearly all of his possessions before leaving their Belleville home early this year, shortly after their daughter and her 2-year-old son came home. And she wouldn't go into anything about his politics but did add this detail that he sold everything he owned from his businesses.
Before Hodgkinson emerged from a black SUV that had been parked outside the family home for much of the afternoon, Wagner, the sheriff's deputy, said, "She wants this to end. she's scared to death". Authorities said James Hodgkinson expressed grievances online about the president and Republicans, but they're still working to determine a concrete motive for the shooting.
Mrs Hodgkinson said the separation came after their foster daughter and her daughter moved into their two-story home which is surrounded by sprawling countryside.
"I just don't know what to tell you people".
According to a police report, Hodgkinson was then seen "throwing" the foster daughter "around the bedroom", and when she tried to escape, he "started hitting her arms, pulling her hair, and started grabbing her off the bed".
"I feel disgusting", Suzanne Hodgkinson told a group of reporters.
Robert Becker, who served as the Iowa director of Sanders' presidential campaign, said that Hodgkinson had no formal role on the campaign and that he couldn't find anyone who remembered him.
Later that year, in October 2011, he applauded the Occupy Wall Street protesters in NY and Boston, writing that the demonstrators "are exhausted of our do-nothing Congress doing nothing while our country is going down the tubes".
WANG: Well, she was very upset speaking to reporters who have been camped outside of her home.
She said she wasn't sure if there had been a catalyst for him leaving. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
The YMCA says they never received any complaints about him, and no staff member "recalls observing inappropriate or unusual behavior by him", the statement said.