Sen. John Cornyn tweet regarding the trending SCOTUS decision on racial segregation
A Texas senator John Cornyn is currently going viral online for drawing comparisons between Roe v. Wade and another significant decision that was overturned regarding racial segregation, one day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which granted constitutional abortion rights to women for more than 50 years.
Former president Barack Obama’s tweet criticising the Roe v. Wade ruling drew a response from Sen. John Cornyn. “Now do Plessy v. Ferguson/Brown v. Board of Education,” read Cornyn’s tweet.
The majority of people who saw that tweet, including Texas Democratic congressman Joaquin Castro, believed the Texas senator was urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Board v. Board of Education ruling.
The 1954 historic judgement Brown v. Board of Education by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), which largely overturned its 1896 ruling Plessy v. Ferguson, declared that the idea of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional for American public schools and educational institutions.
Sen. Cornyn’s office was contacted by WFAA on the tweet, and a representative pointed us to this subsequent tweet that said, “Thank glad certain SCOTUS precedents are reversed.”
Sen. Cornyn claims that he is essentially equating how the Roe v. Wade precedent was invalidated by the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, which the former president referenced in his tweet,
A 50-year-old organisation decision was overturned. Reversing this precedent, according to Obama in his tweet, “attacked the fundamental liberties of millions of Americans” and “relegated the most profoundly personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues.”
Sen. John Cornyn said the following in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opinion that was released on Friday:
“With this significant decision, the Court has now reinstated one of the foundational tenets of our Constitution. This ruling will prevent many innocent lives from being lost and rightfully restores states’ rights to decide on abortion restrictions. I applaud the Justices for standing their ground against the extreme Left’s nasty campaign of intimidation. I rejoice with Texans in this monumental win for life and the rule of law.
Online responses to John Cornyn remark unanimously labelled him a racist. Those who defended him and cited the reverse precedence parallel were retweeted by Cornyn.