John Hinckley Claims He’s Remorseful Over Attempted Ronald Reagan Assassination On ‘CBS Mornings’

John Hinckley, the man who once tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, is now asking for forgiveness. He shared his feelings Tuesday on CBS Mornings and said he felt sorry for the families who were suffering because of what he had done. He struggled to recall what happened in front of the Hilton hotel in 1981, when he shot and killed then-President Reagan, Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, and DC Cop Thomas Delahanty.

Reagan nearly lost his life, while Brady was shot in the head and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. However, Hinckley says he is grateful his assassination failed to kill the president.

“The man behind the 1981 assassination of former President Ronald Reagan blamed his actions on poor mental health. In an exclusive CBS News interview with Major Garrett, John Hinckley Jr. apologizes to the nation.”

John Hinckley claims he’s remorseful for attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan on ‘CBS Mornings’

He claims mental illness was behind the crime and the jury even agreed as he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Today, Hinckley says he is one of the most scrutinized individuals in the mental health system. He asked forgiveness for the people he had hurt and for Jodie Foster, his obsession led to him firing the shots to get their attention.

Hinckley was locked up in a mental institution until 2016 and just this month won an unconditional release. He claims he did the interview with CBS to show people he’s not the monster most people think he is.

Since his release, Hinckley has started a semi-successful YouTube channel where he writes and sings his own original music. Earlier this year, a show in Brooklyn even sold out, but had to be canceled after the venue was inundated with threats.

He still plans to release a 14-track album soon.

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