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

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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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