MSNBC's Joy Reid on Scalise: "Delicate" Situation, Because We Hope He Recovers, But Can't Ignore His History "On Race"


MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid reacted Saturday to the attempted assassination of House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), calling it a "delicate" situation -- because she hopes he recovers but cannot ignore his history of racism.

JOY ANN REID, MSNBC: It's a delicate thing because everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping that he recovers, but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race.

He did come to leadership after some controversy over attending a white nationalist event, which he says he didn’t know what it was. He also co-sponsored a bill to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

He voted for the House healthcare bill, which as you said would gut health care for millions of people, including three million children, and he co-sponsored a bill to repeal the ban on semi-automatic weapons. Because he is in jeopardy and everybody is pulling for him, are we required in a moral sense to put that aside at the moment?

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