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MSNBC Host Suggests Rep. Steve Scalise Deserved To Be Shot Due To Conservative Record

MSNBC hosts say a lot of nutty things, but this one goes right ot the top of the lengthy list.

On Saturday, MSNBC host, Joy Reid, all but said the words: Rep. Steve Steve Scalise deserved to be shot.

“Rep. #Scalise was shot by a white man with a violent background, and saved by a black lesbian police officer, and yet…” she wrote in a tweet, posted with a list of Scalise’s record:

She found some support on Twitter:

One reader nailed her with an incisive comment:

On her weekend show, Reid, a Harvard graduate, went further, saying it is a “delicate” situation. On the one hand, she hopes Scalise recovers, she said, but on the other hand, she cannot ignore his history regarding race, same-sex marriage, and gun control.

“[I]t’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,” Reid said. “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?”

Wow. She doesn’t agree with him politically and she’s not sure she should put that aside and simply hope that a man with a wife and children survives a horrible shooting.

Once again, it goes to show that you don’t get smart just by going to Harvard.

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