Racist Scandal Lurks In Background Of Cornyn Obstruction Of Gupta Nomination To DOJ | Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow revisits a racist scandal from 1999 in Tulia, Texas in which dozens of people were arrested and convicted on bogus drug charges. While the crooked cop behind the arrests was given an award by then-A.G., now-GOP Senator John Cornyn, Vanita Gupta, then-NAACP lawyer, now-Biden DOJ nominee, exposed the travesty of justice and got the cases overturned. Aired on 03/25/2021.
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103 Comments on "Racist Scandal Lurks In Background Of Cornyn Obstruction Of Gupta Nomination To DOJ | Rachel Maddow"

  1. TX needs to be blessed…We have one of the worst Governors, AG and racist senators in this country. I’m sick of them all! Cancun Rafael Cruz, Ken Paxton, Chip Roy and Cornyn are constantly trying to deflect on their failed leadership….Not all Texans are idiots. Just saying…🙄🙄🙄😷😷😷😷

    • And all the Texas R’s appear to be on F News.

    • 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

    • Well honey, it appears that Texas has a very high number of corrupt pollys.

    • Carlo Ferraro | March 26, 2021 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      The leaders are a consequence of the people, by omission, ignorance, stupidity, complicity, idiocy, blindness, the list is long, remember, the intelligent people that think in the common good are 1% of the population, the rest is at the mercy of politicians, media and corporations, puppets, that is why the end of human race is so easily predictable!!!!

    • Archie Morgan | March 26, 2021 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      Me too. They need to be put in the ground

  2. Why are we shocked when someone does the right thing? Ms. Gupta should not be alone. We all should be going extra miles right now to correct the wrongs created by Republicans. 2022 will be here before you know it. Many blessings Ms. Gupta for the morning of 25 March 2021.

    • @Christine King all you have to do is look at Europe. It’s almost all private owned. Which means all fish and game are private. It’s hard for me to understand how hunters and fisherman could ever vote Republican?

    • @Jeff Saint and I know you’re idiotic

    • Naturally, the GOP hates her BECAUSE she’s so good at her job. The way they see it, every success of the Dems is their failure. Add revenge to that, and you’ve got the usual obstruction. That’s why Moscow Mitch’s, “threats,” of a scorched Earth policy are so laughable. They literally have no Earth left to scorch! Except for that which they will scorch anyway, regardless of whether the Dems give them anything or not. Fascists is as Fascist does . . .

    • @Jeff Saint : I think trump trolls are Fascist. Lonely are you? We can tell 😋

    • @Jeff Saint at least your thinking. That’s a start. If at first you don’t succeed…

  3. Alexis Mitchell | March 25, 2021 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    🤔 I wonder why. It appears Cornyn and his Banana Republican friends are letting corruption be their guide.

    • Kenneth Bale | March 25, 2021 at 4:46 PM | Reply

      @Gerald McKencie We can go ahead and start our own personal little Civil War 2.0 if you’re ready Gerald.
      We both know it’s inevitable unless you’re a scared little garden tool.

    • Greed. It’s all motivated by greed.

    • Shannon Hale | March 25, 2021 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      @Segolene Baraine Isn’t it? I think the Republicans are shaking in their boots so bad, they’ve got trolls on overtime pay! Dang, they’re lucky! A lot of jobs don’t pay overtime anymore… LOL 😂

    • @Shannon Hale who’s shaking? I’ve noticed when you don’t agree with someone, they’re a troll, & why do you converse with another party if they’re a troll, (double standard), contradiction 😖

    • @San Geet I don’t think they’ll ever admit it, but there is probably more strong women out there than strong men. We obviously know that the GOP men are complete cowards. Men have been getting intimidated by powerful women over the years, and as more powerful women step forward, the more intimidation they feel…

  4. GOP has no end to their corruption and pettiness. Unbelievable that so many Republican men are so unprofessional.

    • Mary Roberts | March 26, 2021 at 6:28 AM | Reply

      @Gerald McKencie You said a lot about nothing.Buddy

    • do you get the feeling their still working for 45? They think they have to play for a party of one? God diaper don’s got to go…

    • I know, I wish we all could be as good people as Bill Clinton, Lynden Johnson, John Kennedy, Obama and oh yeah….let’s not forget the Confederate States Of America….they were ALL DEMOCRATS.

    • Panchang 810 | March 26, 2021 at 9:26 AM | Reply

      @tom carman The early Democrats during the Confederate times were all dead. The Dems then were able to EVOLVED and the Dems now are the Repubs of the time of Lincoln. The Dems now are the ones who now fight for the poor and marginalized people and for justice and equality. The early Repubs during the time of Lincoln NEVER EVOLVED AND INSTEAD TURNED INTO THE OLD DEMOCRATS AND ARE NOW THE RACIST CARRIERS OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG! The new Repubs would definitely be shunned and condemned by Lincoln because the Repubs of today no longe longer represent the original core values of the Lincoln Republican party.

      And yes those presidents you mentioned above ARE GOOD PEOPLE, DEFINITELY MUCH BETTER THAN YOUR ORANGE CULT LEADER ONE-TIME PRESIDENT NOW RESIDING IN MARLAGO, ON ALL ASPECTS. 🤨😡

    • Not to mention Conflict of Interest!

  5. This is the problem with these greedy, soulless republicans. Just cannot just say, backed a dead horse and move out of the way.

    • @Alex Hamilton Then what about all of you, that scream about the killing of unborn children? Only do nothing to help those children, that have been born, and are living in abject poverty. Where is the Christianity when kids are dying of malnutrition? Or, being abused by parents that didn’t want them? How many living babies/children, living in poverty or abuse, are you or all those Christian conservatives helping out, to make sure that they live better lives? If every Republican, that yells about abortions, helped a live child living in bad situations out, there would probably be a whole heck of a lot less abortions in this country. But this country’s conservatives don’t like spending money on those children that are already alive. They are not important! Only the ones that aren’t born yet, and not needing the governments money to survive are.

    • ​@Aziza IbrahimWe are talking about the lying,
      treacherous, disloyal, felonius, seditious, traitorous Republicans.

    • George Mercer | March 25, 2021 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      @Gerald McKencie The GOP would like to steal it (U.S.A…) PUTIN HAD A HIT LIST OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN AND SYRIA BACKED BY NONE OTHER THAN DONALD TRUMP IT’S MONEY MONEY… THE (LOVE )OF MONEY IS THE (ROOT OF (ALL EVIL)…NOT THE MONEY IT’S THE (LOVE) OF THE MONEY…. BE SURE OF ONE THING YOUR LIES ( SIN) WILL FIND YOU OUT

    • Gerald McKencie | March 25, 2021 at 3:02 PM | Reply

      @Aziza Ibrahim thank you, take care, be safe

    • Gerald McKencie | March 25, 2021 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      @George Mercer soldiers for Republicans are expendable
      Trump lied repeatedly to soldiers faces about pay raises

  6. Villainous ChrisK | March 25, 2021 at 2:41 AM | Reply

    John Cornyn, when thousands of Texans were waiting for hours in line at food banks they had never dreamed they would ever need to visit, was tweeting pics of the fancy dinners he was enjoying at the best restaurants in Texas? that John Cornyn? you think he’s capable of shame?

    • @Master Blaster A GOPster posing as a food critic… Some Kind of Tony Soprano…

    • Nope.

    • @nni9310 Sorry to say, it’s Texans. For whatever reasons they really think that Repugantcans are conservative Christians. They’re not. They’re impersonators. They pretend to care about Christian values, when all they care about is the mighty dollar and keeping things racially white.

    • @Tom Porsgaard The Conservatives, of this country, have had a rough ride, pretty much from the get go. They’re like a Phoenix. They live, then go up in flames just to rise again. Albeit with another political name, but still around, never truly going away, like cockroaches. Another analogy: they’re like a Timex watch. “They take a licking, but keep on ticking.” Or, they are like an awful relation that came to visit, but won’t go away. Either way, this country can’t seem to get rid of them because there are too many “Christians” that believe their lies.

    • Tom Porsgaard | March 25, 2021 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      @Shasha0709 🤣👍🎯

  7. Janie Hatton | March 25, 2021 at 2:53 AM | Reply

    She knows how to investigate and will honor the rule of law.

    • Renee Redding | March 25, 2021 at 11:29 AM | Reply

      The fact that she will Honor the Rule of Law is the problem Republicans have with her or anyone who will. There is absolutely Nothing Honorable about the Republican Party. Once they sold out to Trump, they’ve been embracing everything The Dark Side represents. They are Disgraceful, Dishonorable, Delusional and Disgusting. I left the Conservative Party because I could no longer stomach their Hate and Divisive Rhetoric as well as the brazen Hypocrisy. They keep finding New Lows to sink to and appear to be very proud of it. With the exception of 2 or 3 if them, they need to be Voted Out!!! This Nation deserves better than the Republican garbage in office now. They’ve destroyed their own Party.

    • JoAnn Johnson | March 25, 2021 at 2:24 PM | Reply

      That’s why Republicans are trying to block her. Scared to death.

    • Aziza Ibrahim | March 25, 2021 at 2:32 PM | Reply

      @FLYING J LOT LIZARD WHY ???

    • Aziza Ibrahim | March 25, 2021 at 2:32 PM | Reply

      @Siberian Husky Why, Polly Parrot ???

    • What’s that like? I’ve almost forgotten the meaning of the phrase since 2012.

  8. Deanna Delmar | March 25, 2021 at 3:30 AM | Reply

    Are there any GOP Senators who are not full of HATE who worship only POWER and MONEY?

  9. Mark Stephens | March 25, 2021 at 3:47 AM | Reply

    The fact that he’s going after her tells you everything.

  10. The Jason Platt | March 25, 2021 at 3:49 AM | Reply

    Investigate EVERYTHING John Cornyn

  11. Ms. Gupta is absolutely amazing for challenging Crooked Cornyn and Tom Coleman and freeing those men from the cruel injustice. Cornyn is voting against her out of nothing but pure revenge. Rachel, thank you for bringing this story to the front so Ms. Gupta can have the position she deserves with Merrick Garland.

  12. 5cloudwalker | March 25, 2021 at 4:00 AM | Reply

    There are no heroes in the Republican Party just mean petty little boys

    • Second Advent Messenger Ministries - Anthony Burns | March 25, 2021 at 12:54 PM | Reply

      You are so correct… little boys. Little white boys. Only one of three African Americans in the whole Republican Party. Hmm.

    • Don’t forget there are also women in the house. I do have a few of them on my list of Republicans that could be more congenial. Not too sure about Alaska, but she’s worth a shot.

    • Racist and good old boys. Remember how much they want to hang on to the old ways? White’s only.

    • Panchang 810 | March 26, 2021 at 5:42 AM | Reply

      And CORRUPT, grandstanding, shameless people whose loyalty is to a useless party and never to their country.

    • Just like their base.

  13. Texas is Starting to look like Florida.

    That’s Not a Good Sign. 🤦‍♀️

  14. Crispin Driver-Schroder | March 25, 2021 at 5:24 AM | Reply

    I just watched the 60 minutes special on Tulia last week. This is entirely racist.

  15. EmilyB Bernard | March 25, 2021 at 6:29 AM | Reply

    Dems.finally getting some. Talk about holding a grudge. He’s lucky he wasn’t locked up
    Congratulations to real qualified government Asst AG Gupta.
    Quite a walk from big man toilet guy.

  16. Sidney Mathious | March 25, 2021 at 6:37 AM | Reply

    I am glad that we are getting someone there like her in the D.O.J., and I wish Mrs. Vanita Gupta all the best in her new job. As for the senator from Texas I have nothing but contempt for him and his nasty attitude.

  17. I love how Rachel Maddow connects the dots every time. She not only does her research, she lays it out there cleanly and concisely leaving no doubts.

    • Panchang 810 | March 26, 2021 at 5:26 AM | Reply

      Indeed. She IS the BEST among her peers, just my opinion. 😉

    • @Charles Xavier not at all, she does her research and then tells it like it is, so unlike any talking head on fox except for Chris Wallace.

    • @ImaHippyBurning better than the Trump family

    • @Malakali M they love their communist welfare in kentucky

    • @Mark Jones I don’t live in Kentucky, but I certainly do have some friends in the Beautiful state of Kentucky, I can tell, you have no idea what a Communist is, no communist would want to live in Kentucky, apparently one of your SJW friends took your security blanket from you & your having a bad day. FACT, Fox News & Wall Street Journal have the same owner, Murdoch Family Group, far right, far left, same owner, don’t you feel Stupid conf

  18. Cornyn nightmare come alive: a WoC rubbing his face in his corruption and incompetent racism.

  19. Michele Dimond | March 25, 2021 at 7:46 AM | Reply

    He should know by now, she’s way ahead of him in oh so many ways..Cornyn is a relic, Texans deserve so much better representation in the Senate

  20. anonymous anonymous | March 25, 2021 at 8:22 AM | Reply

    Theyre worried about her looking into other cases in that state and destroying a whole prison for profit racism scandal these ppl make like $0.16/hr as labor in prisons

    • Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises | March 25, 2021 at 9:46 AM | Reply

      Preach it!!!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
      That is EXACTLY what they’re afraid of, which is why I need Vanita Gupta confirmed so she can get that ball rolling!

    • Very likely. I’m glad they won’t be able to stop her!

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