MSNBC's Rachel Maddow responds to the revelation that the man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise and three other people yesterday was a fan of hers:
"His local paper in Illinois 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," she explained. "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."
"But obviously the combination of the target of his attack -- these Republican members of Congress -- and the online evidence of his political views. This has driven speculation, drawn concern about whether this was a politically motivated shooting today," she continued. "And although we have a lot of shootings in this country, there have not been a lot politically motivated shootings over the history of this Republic."
"We will wait to see where the evidence leads," she said.
During the scheduled re-air of her program at midnight, this segment was cut out and replaced with a segment about Trump and Russia.
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