MSNBC Host Taking Heat After Tweeting About Scalise’s Shooting

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MSNBC host Joy Reid is taking heat after sending out a tweet that many considered to be politicizing the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.), as well as a segment on her show during which she called Scalise an "extremist."

Speaking to Reverend William Barber, Reid said, "Steve Scalise has a history we've all been forced to sort of ignore on race."

Reid sent out the tweet from her show's Twitter account on Saturday about the House majority whip, who is still in the hospital in the wake of last Wednesday's shooting. Reid also brought up the Capitol Police officer who saved his life.

Reid tried contrasting Scalise's views and race with that of the officer who is believed to have shot the attacker, the Blaze reports. Crystal Griner was one of two Capitol Police officers protecting Scalise on Wednesday when the gunman opened fire.

Scalise's wife said in a statement that the officers are considered family to the Scalises.

Reid took criticism for her tweet and the segment on her show in which she shared similar sentiments.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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