MSNBC’s Reid says shooting no reason not to attack Scalise
MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid said that hoping for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s recovery is a “delicate thing” because of his conservative views on marriage, health care and gun rights.
“And a lot of people at least in my Twitter timeline — and it’s a delicate thing, because obviously everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping he recovers — but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race,” Ms. Reid said Saturday on “AM Joy.”
She pointed to Mr. Scalise’s support for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, his vote in favor of the Obamacare repeal bill, and his co-sponsorship of 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?” she said.
Ms. Reid had noted on Twitter that checking the demographic boxes for political correctness meant Mr. Scalise must rethink (in her opinion) his stances.
“Scalise was shot by a white man with a violent background, and saved by a black lesbian police officer, and yet …” she wrote.
Doctors upgraded Mr. Scalise’s condition from “critical” to “serious” on Sunday, but said he will have to undergo additional procedures to treat damage to internal organs and broken bones. the reports that there will be no public hearings on your proposed changes to the American health care system.”
Many of the Democrats’ ideas to “fix” Obamacare’s problems involve a larger federal footprint in health care, such as more generous subsidies or a government-run “public option” plan — things Republicans have derided as “more Obamacare.”
“Other than a government-run, singlepayer system, we’ve yet to see any proposals from our friends across the aisle,” McConnell spokesman Donald Stewart said. “A good starting point for discussions would instead be for our friends to propose ideas on how they can help us rescue Americans from the consequences of Obamacare.”
Though Democrats are unlikely to abandon the program, Mr. Stewart said Mr. Schumer’s letter appeared to acknowledge Obamacare’s problems and did not say anything about taking repeal off the table, as previous Democratic negotiating offers have called a necessary precondition.
“Now that Obamacare is continuing to implode, they’ve apparently dropped that precondition for discussions,” he said. “I can only assume this means they are now open to repeal — that is a great first step.” resigned from more than 560 positions — many of them a day before his inauguration as president on Jan. 20. He listed at least $315 million in liabilities, about the same as the previous year.
“President Trump welcomed the opportunity to voluntarily file his personal financial disclosure form,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who noted that no report was due until May 2018. “It has been certified by the Office of Government Ethics pursuant to its normal procedures.”