So while Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition and cannot defend himself, MSNBC decided to take a shot at him, with Joy Ann Reid portraying Scalise as an “extremist” just DAYS after he was shot.
“There’s a whole country out there and a lot of people, at least in my Twitter timeline, and 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,” Reid claimed.
“He did come to leadership after some controversy over attending a white nationalist event, which he says he didn’t know what it was,” Reid said.
The liberal host seemed to be referring to the fact that Scalise allegedly spoke at a white nationalist group as part of a series he was giving in 2002.
“He also co-sponsored a bill to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. He co-sponsored the House healthcare bill, which as you said would gut healthcare for millions of people including three million children and he cosponsored a bill to repeal the ban on semiautomatic weapons,” Reid continued, bashing Scalise for holding mainstream Republican positions. “Because he is in jeopardy and everybody is pulling for him, are we required in a moral sense to put that aside in the moment?”