MSNBC hostess Joy Reid is as liberal as you can get. She’s said a lot of strange things in her day, but this one might just take the cake.
Reid tweeted something that all but said the words: Rep. Steve Scalise deserved to be shot.
With a picture showing Scalise’s record, she tweeted:
“Rep. #Scalise was shot by a white man with a violent background, and saved by a black lesbian police officer, and yet…”
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) June 17, 2017
She might not have literally said the words, but don’t worry, people on Twitter clarified what she meant.
so basically, he got what he deserved…
— AE 🇧🇸🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@iamchefapple) June 17, 2017
One user called her out on her incisive comment.
Which bills did the black lesbian support? Because she also got shot by the progressive. https://t.co/XGLujyY9cB
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) June 17, 2017
But she wasn’t done yet. On her show, Reid said this was a “delicate” situation. She hopes Scalise recovers (how sweet of her…) but she stated she cannot ignore his history in regards to 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. 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?”
Aren’t you “required in a moral sense” to just hope that a man with a wife and children can make a full recovery? That’s what we think is the moral thing to do at this point…
You can watch her entire reaction below: