Channeling the collective thought of the Washington D.C. establishment, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., does not believe the alleged murder of Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal immigrant is a “real” problem.
Speaking to CNN Wednesday, Warren said she was “sorry” for Tibbetts family, but pivoted away from talking about crimes committed by illegal immigrants to talk about the Trump administration’s former policy of separating families at the border.
“I’m so sorry for the family here and I know this is hard, not only for the family but for the people in her community, the people throughout Iowa,” Warren said. “But one of the things we have to remember is we need an immigration system that is effective, that focuses on where real problems are.”
“Last month I went down to the border and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers,” she continued. “There was no plan for how they would be reunified with their children. I think we need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat, and I don’t think mamas and babies are the place that we should be sending our resources.”
Asked about Mollie Tibbetts being murdered by an illegal immigrant, Elizabeth Warren says "I know this is hard" for her family, but they "have to remember" that we need to focus on "real problems" like illegal immigrants not being able to see to their kids https://t.co/RLLKw9ezGx
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) August 22, 2018
What Warren doesn’t seem to understand is that Mollie Tibbetts has been permanently separated from her family by a crime that was 100 percent preventable if the United States had a secure border. Tibbetts’ suspected killer, Cristhian Rivera, entered the United States illegally from Mexico and somehow managed to pass a federal E-Verify check.
But the would-be 2020 presidential candidate is not alone on the Left in downplaying the importance of the Mollie Tibbetts story. Fox News is under attack for devoting more coverage to the arrest of Tibbetts’ suspected murderer Tuesday than to the conviction of former Trump aide Paul Manafort and and the guilty plea of Michael Cohen to multiple federal crimes. An MSNBC guest dismissed the story as some “girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about.” NeverTrump pundit Rick Wilson snarkily referred to the murder of an American citizen as “a local crime story.”
Mollie Tibbetts could have been anyone’s daughter. Her murder could have happened to any one of us, and the fact that people in the media and the Washington D.C. bubble don’t see why that’s far more relevant to most Americans is exactly why Donald Trump is president and exactly why he’ll continue to be president as long as he promises to do something about it.
Everyone knows that Donald Trump is a serial adulterer. Everyone knew before he was president that he associated with sleazy people like Michael Cohen. He became president in spite of his moral failings because he talked about the issues like illegal immigration that other politicians downplayed or ignored for years.
The media and politicians like Elizabeth Warren are still downplaying theses issues. And they’re going to help Trump survive an impeachment attempt by doing so.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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