On Saturday morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn tweeted a racist comment along with part of former President Barack Obama’s statement regarding Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
obamamaking his statement on Twitter Friday morning shortly after the decision was released, said: “Today the Supreme Court not only overturned nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision that anyone can take the whims of politicians and ideologues. – attack the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.”
The next morning Cornyn shared this statement from Obama on his own Twitter account adding “Now Plessy vs Ferguson / Brown vs Board of Education.”
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Brown v. Board of Education, ruled by the Supreme Court in 1954, did historic justice by striking down Plessy v. Ferguson of 1896, making “separate but equal” legitimately unconstitutional.
After Cornyn’s initial tweet, which received a huge backlash, he launched another saying “Thank goodness some SCOTUS precedents are overturned.”
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“Let’s help the less intelligent American compatriots”, a commentator said in response to Cornyn’s initial tweet. “Plessy has been the law of the land longer than Roe. It was [John Cornyn’s] indicate. Now, if the liberals argue that Brown v. Board of Ed was wrongfully judged due to long-standing precedent, so they should come clean.”
This comment was retweeted by Cornyn. The following answers were not.
A commenter tweeted a photo of Cornyn with the word “racist” in red on his chest.
Another commenter shared a file photo of a black man drinking from a water fountain labeled “colorful” and asked, “Do you miss that kind of thing?”
And yet another of the thousands of like-minded commenters shared an illustration of a Klan balaclava next to a MAGA hat with the text “Evil doesn’t die, it reinvents itself.”