tv The Last Word With Lawrence O Donnell MSNBC March 21, 2022 7:00pm-8:00pm PDT
well, those are for us the night. we'll see you again tomorrow from poland. it's time now for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. good evening, my friend. >> good evening, ali. i'm so glad you reported on constance baker motley e who i judge jackson quoted, and praised today in her opening remarks.
i was fortunate to meet constance baker motley once or twice, and she died in 2005 at the age of 84. her son, joel motley, will join us tonight. he's a harvard law school graduate, and i want to get his reactions to what he heard in that hearing today about his mother and the rest of what judge jackson had to say. >> i'm looking forward to watching that, my friend. thank you very much, lawrence, have a great show. >> thank you. it was a historic day in the united states senate when the judiciary committee for the first time in its history, had a confirmation hearing for black women nominee to the united states supreme court. that was a very long time in coming. just klobuchar was in the room today for this historic hearing, and she will join us in a moment. senator coolish are was also in poland last week where she saw
what is happening, as now over three and a half million refugees have fled ukraine. at least 10 million ukrainians have been forced out of their homes. that means close to one fourth of the population of ukraine's homeless, as vladimir putin continues a military attack on ukraine with a strategy that appears to be, not just a military engagement with ukraine's armed forces, which russia first been losing so far, but also an out-of-control genocidal rampage against the ukrainian people. vladimir putin is deliberately and knowingly killing babies and children. that is his way of war. that is what he wants to terrorize people into surrender. the death toll for children is officially 112. every number in the death tolls the route from ukraine is an
unreliable number, and probably an understatement, at this point. it will take time to clarify those numbers. but one number much today in russian media, briefly, before us taken down. and we have been a mistake, or may have been a subversive act against vladimir putin that someone in russian controlled media briefly posted this, today. according to the ministry of defense of the russian federation, doing the special operation in ukraine, the russian armed forces lost 9861 people, and the 16,153 people were injured. that number of russian owned worse is killed is close to the american intelligence estimate, but it is less than the ukrainian governments estimate of russian soldiers killed, which as of today, is as high as 15,000. now, assuming that the russian number those briefly posted today is correct, russian
soldiers are being killed at an extraordinarily high rate. not seen since world war ii. all estimates of russian military deaths, including the russian number posted today, are higher than the total number of american military killed in iraq and afghanistan. over a 20-year period. and according to the russian number posted today, more than 2000 russian soldiers are being killed every week. compare that to america's bloodiest war since world war ii, the vietnam war. 543 american soldiers were killed in vietnam in the month of april, 1969. the single greatest loss of life of american soldiers in one month in vietnam. and that was 543. and russia may be losing 20 times more than that. in a similar period of time. all of those needless russian
military deaths are entirely the fault of vladimir putin. we will be joined tonight by the new yorkers marcia austin, who will anticipate how vladimir putin on the russian people will deal with this unprecedented loss of russian soldiers. this weekend, lemay putin made ukraine's president zelenskyy an offer that vladimir putin thought president zelenskyy could not refuse. so under the city of mariupol, and russia would stop trying to murder everyone there. and allow the people of mary opal to safely leave. president zelenskyy refused, saying they would first have to destroy us all to have the ultimatum unfulfilled. on sunday, russia bombed an art school in mariupol with about 400 people sheltering inside. no official word yet on deaths and injuries there.
in the city of kherson, ukrainian media outlets reported that russian troops used stun grenades and gunfire to disperse a rally of anti invasion protesters. this surveillance footage captures the protesters running, trying to escape. at least one person was wounded. in underdressed of the ukrainian people today, president zelenskyy said, quote, during this invasion, heroes have constantly declared themselves among the millions of our people. once ordinary ukrainians, and now fighters. men and women who stand up for our state everywhere in the south, in the east, in the north, in the center, in the west, and abroad, standup so that banning me does not believe that this is a reality. but we will make them believe. and we will make them remember that they are not welcome. and they will never be. i appeal to all ukrainians, wherever you are, do everything to protect our state, to save
our people. fight, fight and help. drive these slaves out. drive the occupiers out. so that ukraine lives, so that all of us live within it. free and peaceful, which we love so much. today, president biden held on a conference call with the leaders of france, germany, italy, and the united kingdom. today, a senior nato official told nbc news, quote, and for not in a stalemate, we are rapidly approaching. one virality is that neither side houses priority over the other. and we begin tonight, as we always do, with nbc news correspondent cal perry in lviv, ukraine. cal, what is the situation tonight? >> so, lawrence, i think over the weekend will we see is these devastating attacks actually picking up on the population. and some of the cities, where we can determine a frontline, now that frontline has blended
into residential areas. mariupol continues to be the example of all of the horrifying things happening in this war. more than 80% of the buildings there have now been destroyed. it is now officially three weeks in that city without power, without water, without any food relief whatsoever. we know, for example, that earth strikes hit that theater. 1300 people were inside. we still don't have a good idea of who survived, because rescue crews just cannot stay above ground long enough to do any meaningful work. so what happens is, there are some small breaks in the fighting, and we see happening there is what happens, which is as many civilians basically run for cover. the reality is we don't know many people have been killed in the city. we just don't have the visibility into, it and again, the people who are left behind are often elderly. people are just gonna leave it all. were seeing key fail tonight in the capital as well we saw last night, which is an increase of bombardment. there was an airstrike in the mall there.
it took out a number of residential buildings around it. and, again, this is what we're seeing play. out civilians love mine in the cities are paying the price for this war. and, again, we just on a good idea. at least eight people were killed in the strike and that number could be far higher. finally, to the city of aggression, it is worth talking about. there's only city that the russians have been able to take and holds, but this on your skin is what a russian occupation looks like. it looks like civilians marching towards soldiers, and then those soldiers indiscriminately firing. using live ammunition, trying to kill as many protesters as they can using smoke, using these flash bang grenades. but, again, it's a sign that russian militarily cannot actually hold these areas. we saw this for example in kharkiv, a place where we saw suing bodies in the streets. and the bodies of russian soldiers. this is now starting to develop across the country in the places that russians have a
hold on. last thing i'll mention, we don't have a good idea of how many pow there are. how many russian soldiers who are taking a live. you mentioned that some thousand are that, but we see hundreds every day on tv. life, many russians aren't captured. >> cal, what clarity do we have on ukrainian soldiers lost and battle? we don't know the about out. all the something the government doesn't want to talk about. we also know among the civilian teams how heavy losses are there. keep in mind, most of the defense in the place lucky of our civilians who have picked up weapons i'm gone to the fronts, we just don't have good visibility on that either. >> cal perry, thank you very much for joining us, again and please stay safe. >> joining us now is democratic senator amy klobuchar. she recently visited poland's border with ukraine. it is also a member of the senate judiciary committee. thank you very much for joining us tonight. you are in poland that believe
last week seeing the effects of the refugees, the refugee situation is pouring over that border. one more do you think that the united states can do to help these refugees? >> well, humanitarian aid from all over the world, i'm glad the president is going not just a brussels, but also to poland. what you've seen here, lawrence, and you're a student of history, is a country in poland that is taking these refugees into their hearts, into their homes. over 1.7 million, when i was just there a week ago. or even now. this is a country that as you know from the fossils invaded by the nazis, by the russians, by the professions, and now as our ambassador there said, it is as if their grandparents dreams are finally being realized. their country is standing up against evil and helping the
democracy next door. and as we saw those scenes, as cale is describing, as we've all seen all day of mariupol, vladimir putin appears to know no limits. and the fact that we are now standing and more weapons, like the switchblade drones, like the 800 more stingers, the 2000 more javelins. more ammunition, that is part of this. we have to continue to supply these brave ukrainian troops, and sometimes, civilians with the weapons they need to the fund them selves. because as he pointed out, this is a big country. over 40 million people, and they are determined to resist. and vladimir putin thought he was gonna come in and be welcomed by roses, as molotov cocktails, and they're never going to give into him. >> what is the most important lesson you brought back from poland legal share with the president about the situation with the refugees?
>> the refugees that are coming over our, for the most part, moms and kids and senior citizens. and they're all leaving someone behind to fight. and they know there is the right thing to do. but so many of them are literally shell-shocked. some of them were 15 miles away from where that cruise missile just last weekend took out the training center with dozens and dozens of people killed. so those people had decided that morning to come over. so they were literally shell-shocked. and then there are others who made the decision a few days before, but their whole lives were left behind. all they had was their backpacks and their suitcases. and so, a lot of our role here right now is still lead to keep the coalition, together with the president has done so well with these crippling sanctions. and then to make sure that these refugees all have a place to live. >> senator, you are obviously in the judiciary committee
hearing today. you will be in the hearings for the rest of the week. there was a time, not that long ago, when this concept didn't exist. the supreme court confirmation hearing was invented in 1916 for the first jewish nominee to the supreme court, louis brandeis. and so, we had 427 years, not a single supreme justice had to answer a single question from a single senator ever at any time. what has been accomplished by this new probe us, the confirmation hearing? >> i think this hearing is still important. it's difficult owners all of our colleagues smear her. but i have no doubt that this nominee is going to be so strong tomorrow. if you caught our opening today, she started out talking about her grounding in her fate. her belief in god, her grounding and her country. how much you loved america. and to me, you saw all of these
criticisms evaporate before your eyes, because she's such a strong person. so as accomplished in this hearing? people get to see her. they get to see her strength. senators get to ask your questions, and while some of them right, she can answer. she can answer questions about her decision-making process, her judicial philosophy. how she approaches cases. and, for i think, america right now, as we're looking in a moment that is connected to what's happening in the world around us. we've realized, we cannot keep our democracy. we can't take it for granted. we can take our course for granted. emerging out of a pandemic. and we want to enlarge not as grounded plus million silos, as i said today, but instead with the steadfast belief that what unites us is bigger than what divides us. she's gonna have that moment to show us with that is all about. not only is this historic, first black woman nominee. we've had 115 justices, and
here she comes along to open so many doors for so many in front of her. but, also someone with incredible experience, and you're gonna see that loud and clear tomorrow. >> senator, thank you for joining us at the end of your very busy day. we really appreciate it. >> thanks, lawrence. >> coming up, no print coverage of the war in ukraine has been better than the new yorkers reporting, thanks in great measure, to our next guest. marcia goslyn, who was born in moscow, and has lived and worked in moscow and the united states. she joins us next, and later, we'll be joined by a dear friend of mine, joel motley, whose mother was the first black woman appointed to serve as a federal judge. judge constance baker motley was a legend to many, including ketanji brown-jackson. praised judge motley today in our confirmation hearing. joel motley will join us with his thoughts and feelings about today's historic senate
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know how many russian soldiers have been killed in ukraine? and how will they react to the? there was a brief moment today when one brushing your site posted the number of 9861 rushing soldiers killed in ukraine, and 16,153 wounded. that was quickly taken them. and what does it mean for russian resistance to vladimir putin when, according to one estimate, as many as 250,000 russians have fled from russia since vladimir putin invaded ukraine? our next guest, marcia goslyn, describe some of the people fleeing russia. people have fled russia because they fear political persecution, conscription, and isolation, because they dread being locked in an unfamiliar new country
that eerily resembles the old soviet union. and because, staying in a country that is waging war feels a moral, like being inside a plane that's dropping bombs on people. they have left because the russia they have built uninhabited is disappearing, and the more people who, leave the faster it disappears. joining our discussion now is marcia gaston, staff writer for the new yorker, and author of the book, surviving autocracy. thank you very much for joining us tonight. we have been concentrating on the exodus from ukraine, which is important and life-saving under urgent. but you are reporting on another exodus from russia. what does this mean for russia that it is losing the kinds of people who cannot morally tolerate what is happening there?
>> it's odd, it's inevitable, but it's odd to compare that exodus from russia to the people who are being displaced by war from ukraine. and i think a lot of the people that i talked to are hyper aware of that comparison and i agree to point out, look, this is not the same disaster. the disasters what's happening in ukraine. and yet, there are all these people and have the world in moscow. everyone i knew, certainly the people who made my community, up and left in less than two weeks. it's not just a number of people, but just how vast people have gone. and these are largely people who made up civil society in russia. it is, by some estimates, how many people.
under the people who are in an increasingly arrest of society, they were creating some space for interaction and interdependence, kindness, freedom, thought. >> and what i've read in your accounts of them is that, i don't hear them asking for sympathy, i hear them expressing guilt for what has happened. i hear them, in your reports of them, talking about hoping for a future where they can get beyond this. but, the thing that isn't there, i don't i'm reading, is any sense of, oh, feel sorry for me, feel sorry for, us we had to flee russia. >> yes, i think most people i talked to are very careful not to say feels i from me. because, the comparison is
inevitable. i think people are still sorting it out, and they will be sorting it out for a while. the degrees of responsibility and guilt that they feel. they mostly reject the idea of collective feels. but there is a sense of responsibility, and it's odd that the people who engage are the people who did anything at all to try to prevent us. but many of them say, look, we obviously didn't do enough, because we can prevented. >> does this reduce the possibility of a reckoning for vladimir putin because these are the people who are leaving? and will there be any kind of reckoning if and when the russian people find out with the russian losses are in ukraine? >> that's a great question. i think there are a couple of brush to it. one is, what happens now.
all russians going to find out? and we have to understand that if they do, it will take a long time, possibly years, because a lot of people who are already that are going to be considered missing in action. or, they might even be a while for that to be acknowledged, because they have to surrender the cell phones before they were deployed. russians have legalized the use of masks, there is mockumentary. so families who don't hear from their loved ones, maybe weeks or months before they really start to consider the possibility that these people are that. and then, also, with the toll and crackdown on media, you don't get to see that information getting around. it's a vast country. people are being conscripted from all over country. so, in a situation was that he is really itemize and people are not talking to anyone in
their immediate surroundings, maybe quite a long time, if it ever happens, the people realize how vessel us is our. so as one kind of reckoning, and that reckoning as, what happens after putin ands? it will and at some point. and we have seen in the last few weeks that i think is incredibly are starving, is that not only is it immediately forced to shut down, but they also, on many occasions, for us to move their content. so it is evidence that we are going to be dealing with for a reckoning after putin? we had this by them, they're still tell you when, years and they're still not count. >> masha gaston, thanks very much for joining us tonight. we appreciate up. >> thank you. >> coming up, there is never been a more qualified nominee for the united states supreme court then judge ketanji brown-jackson.
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>> when i was born here, in washington, for public school teachers, to express both pride, and heritage, and in the hope for the future, they gave me an african name. ketanji, which they were told, means lovely. my parents taught me, unlike the many barriers they have had to face growing up, my path was clear were. so that if i worked hard, and i believed in myself, in america, i could do anything, or be anything, i wanted to be. >> no member of the supreme court has, ever, had a better educational credentials than judge jackson, an honors graduate of harvard law school. now, several justices have had academic ridden shows, equal to judge jackson, but none, not one, has ever had better
academic credentials. in fact, most of the 115 supreme court justices did not even graduate from law school. only 49 of them, were actually law school graduates. first 127 years, the supreme court was a bastion of affirmative action for white christian man, only. those white christian men did not have to compete with any women, any people of color, and a jewish people, just white, christian men, from 120 men, and to most of them that did not have to go to law school, in the supreme court justices. they got their legal training by hanging around a law office. that was good enough for 127 years of white christian men, being the only people allowed to even be considered on the supreme court. not one of them, ever, had to
answer a single question from a senator, about anything. not one of them had confirmations. not one. at least one of those people was confirmed from the senate, the day after he was nominated. that's how easy it was. in 1916, kim the first jewish nominee for the united states supreme court, harvard law school graduate, louis, and that is when the confirmation hearing had to be invented. the white christian men of the senate wanted to ask questions of the first jewish nominee to the supreme court. after justice brandeis was confirmed, the senate stopped act skin questions for decades. they had no questions for stanley read, in 1938. the last supreme court justice who did not graduate from law school. only in the television age, did confirmation hearings become routine for supreme court justices, and that, was
entirely, because senators wanted to be on tv. the supreme court justice it better judicial kicks periods than cotton brown, and only ten supreme court justices, and has only them ever heard in his district adjusts, it is charles in courtrooms, and peoples lives are affected. they judge action has served on the federal appeals court, and in 150 to supreme court justices, had some experience as judges, in federal appeals courts. like anyone, currently serving on the supreme court, judge jackson is in the defense cohen sulfur criminal defendants. she knows what it is to face the might of the united states government in court, as a federal public defender, with ketanji brown-jackson, standing up in court, for the defendant she was representing. the case was announced as, the
united states of america, versus the defendant. imagine what that feels like. ketanji brown jackson, the only justice on this current court, who knows what it feels like to stand at a federal courtroom, representing one person, against the full prosecutorial power of the united states of america. you can argue, there has been other supreme court nominees who are as qualified, as ketanji brown-jackson, but, there has been very few of them. and none who are more qualified. supreme court confirmation hearings, not above qualifications. they are about preening senators, glorying in their minutes on camera. judge jackson used her own opening statement, today, to thank the people who helped her arrive at this moment. . >> my parents have been married for almost 54 years, and it's
here for me today. i cannot possibly thank them enough for everything they have done for me. i love you, mom and had. my earliest memories are of watching my father study. he had his stack of law books on the kitchen table while i sat across from him with my stack of lubbock. so let me introduce you to my husband of doctor 25 years, dr. patrick jackson. we met in college, more than three decades ago, and since then, he has been the best husband, father, and friend, i could ever imagine. patrick, i love you. i'm saving a special moment in this introduction for my daughters. tall, and leyla. girls, i know it has not been easy, as i have tried to navigate the challenges of juggling my career, and motherhood. i fully admit, i did not always get the balance right. but, i hope that you have seen, with hard work, determination,
and love, it can be done. my house will debate coach, fran, may she rest in peace, invested fully in me, including taking me to harvard. the first i had ever really thought of it. to ensure that a speech competition. mrs. berger believed in me, and, in turn, i believed in myself. >> joining us now, neil, professor georgetown university, and an msnbc legal analyst, as well as a chancellor at the university of california, irvine law school. and, host of the podcast on the issues with michelle goodman. professor goodwin, let me begin with you, and just opened the mic to your reaction to what you saw today. >> we saw history in the making today. we saw parents, incredibly
proud of their daughter. we saw parents, who are working class, who worked so hard. who came from segregated schools, and backgrounds, seeing something incredible achieve through their family. we saw a loving husband, not since marty, sitting behind justice ruth bader ginsburg, with such incredible love in his being. we saw that today, with judge jackson's husband. and then, unfortunately, what we also saw today, were attacks on twitter. we saw demeaning behavior, take place in the senate, which is unfortunate. i think that we have won't see more of that this week. but, i am doubtful that things will get better amongst those, who have already prepared themselves to attack judge jackson's record. but let me say this. you really started out so well. which is, we saw that democrats
have real pride in a candidate that, really, could not have been better. a better candidate could not have been selected by president biden. that was very clear, from the way in which democrats in the senate, spoke of her, today. >> you have a lot of experience with this process, neil, and i just want to open your mic to your reactions, to what you're watching, and feeling, today. >> you almost have to feel bad for the republicans. they're committed to opposing her, they just don't know why. they are fumbling around for a reason, and anything that they think will stick. you do have some experience, i've argued 45 cases at the supreme court, and what i saw today in judge jackson, was someone who, frankly, belong there. it was with the brilliance. the republican opposition, what did they talk about? they talked about high crime
rates, they talked about carjacking, they don't know what's in the world that has to do with judge jackson. i don't know if they will bring up high gas prices, and connect that to her next. but, look, we all knew that this was a brilliant judge. again, they say are qualifications or beyond any sort of dispute. what america saw today was a normal, and decent person. that is not always the case with all supreme court justices. if you look back over history. this is someone who is connected to her parents, her children, her community, and at the same time, she happens to be a brilliant, brilliant jurist. i really do hope that the republicans think through what they are doing here. because, to oppose her, i think, is frankly insane. >> it was an emotional day for senator cory booker, so let's listen to what he had to say. >> when you came to my office, i was a little nervous, even.
then, you started talking about your family, and your parents. i want to tell your parents, you and i have something in common. we are around the same age, both of our parents graduated from hp see you, my dad, also, is an eagle. he went to north carolina central, just like you. >> professor goodwin, as you know, he kept going from there. it was a very special moment for him to be there, in this historic hearing today. >> absolutely right. really, when you think about, it it was for everyone. not just for senator booker. but senator klobuchar. this, is really, an outstanding candidate, and is worth taking no, to, how she was introduced professor fairfax. it was just such an impassioned, introduction, and i think this is such a wonderful moment in u.s. history, we should really
be embraced. the thing is that, for so many attacks that have taken place, really, it serves poorly, or reflects poorly, on the senate republicans who are doing so. this is a moment of pride for everybody, including the children, in their various states. it's unfortunate that this process, unfortunately, become so degraded, even before today. but, let's be clear about something here. as you mentioned, outstanding credentials. the reality is, the vote counting, for her confirmation, will not, actually, and republicans. this is the republican process that leads to this conversation, much like we saw in her previous confirmation hearings, which we saw with justice o'connor, and was confirmed unanimously. also, we saw justice ruth bader ginsburg, confirmed with only a few naysayers.
>> and so ejection went through this, just last year, with this same senate, with this identically same committee for her confirmation to the second court. >> i think i find, for example, senator lindsey graham is seeing enough concerns about her, and they're ridiculous of it and is claiming that it has all these problems. she has not written any opinions, in the last year, making her any different that she was the year before. last year, they voted for her, and now, all of a sudden, she has all of the serious concerns. they're just making stuff up. they saw the senator attack living constitutional, listen alike. none of this can depend on her with any effectiveness, and it is going to hope that they will rethink the ridiculous opposition as well. >> bill, professor michelle, thank you so much, we really appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> ahead, judge ketanji, praise
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it is historic, for all of the reasons that you have mentioned. my mother was nominated to be the first black woman federal judge. james eastland, who is the fiduciary committee, found the nomination of the year. he had a particular anger about her, because she represented james meredith, who you can see in the picture, who integrated in the state. so he, and others from the south, we're all together. >> i was also wondering, today, joel, if you have any advice for the future supreme court justices, teenage dollars. because you, as a teenager, had a hero at the breakfast table, every morning. what is that like? >> it is still your mother. and my father there. they are still your parents.
there are the regular aspects of that, but every now and again, even when they're very young, you see that on television, you can see with the civil rights cases, letting you know, she was quite special. >> i want to visit with professor lisa fairfax, said today, about these harvard college roommates, four of them, who all got together. these black girls, freshman hartman college, who ended up as important harvard law school, and lawyer graduates, like yourself. let's listen to this. >> i was a roommate, and a dear friend, in harvard college, and law school, of judge ketanji brown-jackson. who i am so honored to introduce to you today, and to the american people. ketanji, and i, met during our first days of college, nearly 35 years ago. those first moments, when you wonder if you belong, she is the friend that made sure we
all did. >> joel, you know at those first moments are like, that both harvard law school and, harvard college. did you identify with that description of them getting together? >> certainly, i did. the first days at harvard college were a lot more fun than the first days of harvard law school. i can assure you that. in fact, in the law school, it is quite terrifying. it if you have been to any law school, and those of us who've done harvard as well, can testify to that. but, it is with the strength of your friends, like you saw today, in this clip, that helped you get through it. >> joe motley, it is so great to see you, thank you very much for joining us tonight, with these memories of your mother. thank you very much. >> thank you lawrence. >> thank you. judge ketanji brown jackson,
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