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

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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  1. TX needs to be blessed…We have one of the worst Governors, AG and racist senators in this country. Iโ€™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…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

    1. 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!!!!

  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.

    1. @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?

    2. Naturally, the GOP hates her BECAUSE sheโ€™s so good at her job. The way they see it, every success of the Dems is their failure. Add revenge to that, and youโ€™ve got the usual obstruction. Thatโ€™s why Moscow Mitchโ€™s, โ€œthreats,โ€ 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 . . .

  3. ๐Ÿค” I wonder why. It appears Cornyn and his Banana Republican friends are letting corruption be their guide.

    1. @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.

    2. @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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

    3. @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 ๐Ÿ˜–

    4. @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.

    1. 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…

    2. 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.

    3. @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.


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

    1. @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.

    2. โ€‹@Aziza IbrahimWe are talking about the lying,
      treacherous, disloyal, felonius, seditious, traitorous Republicans.


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

  6. 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?

    1. @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.

    2. @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.

    1. 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.

    1. @Jesse Bianchi I researched Ann C., it’s obvious researching a subject is something you can’t comprehend, Ann is a extremely intelligent & talented woman, hey! I get it, your jealous, Fact, Fox News & Wall Street Journal have the same owner, Murdoch Family Group, far right, far left, same owner, SLAM!!!! ๐Ÿ˜–

  7. 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.

    1. @Favour Bridgette look up diaper don, he wasn’t even potty trained. That’s what he should be called.

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

    2. 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.

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

  8. Texas is Starting to look like Florida.

    That’s Not a Good Sign. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

    1. – Hey! Watch it buddy! Texas arrested a whole town, we burned one to the ground. Not saying Texas isn’t a hotbed of moronic political pervs, but we’re #1 for good reasons.

    2. @Panchang 810 Yeah ever since one Republican governor rigged a presidential election for his Republican governor brother in the other state.

  9. 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.

    1. Yeah – it seems like old grudges never die! Seems like John Cornyn never forgot the terrible sting of that humiliation, and the exposure of his own racism.

    2. @Nuclear Christian ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ

    3. ๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸคฃBig man toilet guy… it sounds, feels (time-wise), and acted (the guy) like a relic from caveman days!

  10. 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.

    1. It might not just be Cornyn’s grudge, but also the fear of what other Texas criminal political b.s. she might uncover in the future. You go girl!

  11. 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.

    1. @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.

    2. @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

  12. 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

  13. 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

    1. Preach it!!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
      That is EXACTLY what they’re afraid of, which is why I need Vanita Gupta confirmed so she can get that ball rolling!

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