Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is under fire for a remark made Wednesday during an interview with CNN in which she seemed to dismiss the murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts as secondary to some other “real problems” related to immigration.
Perhaps Seattle radio host John Carlson put it in perspective Thursday morning when he noted that being murdered is a “real problem,” for the family of Ms. Tibbetts, from whom they have forever been separated, allegedly by a man who is apparently in this country illegally, though his defense attorney is reportedly suggesting otherwise, according to the New York Times.
Here’s what Sen. Warren said during that interview that has conservatives and Iowans, especially, infuriated:
“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, he people throughout Iowa. Um, 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…”—U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Warren and other Democrats seem determined to shift the focus away from crimes committed by illegal aliens – such as the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco involving a recidivist deportee – while they wage a campaign to take Capitol Hill in the midterm election in November, derailing President Donald Trump’s agenda in the process.
At least, that’s how Trump supporters and conservatives see things.
But Warren’s remark, while she expressed sympathy for the Tibbetts family and friends, seemed to underscore why conservatives think Democrats are, as they say in Texas, “all hat and no cattle” when it comes to immigration reform.
In her interview with CNN’s John Berman, Warren complained, “Uh, last month, I went down to the border, and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers. I met with those mothers, who had been lied to, who didn’t know where their children were, who hadn’t had a chance to talk to their children. And there was no plan for how they’d be reunified with their children.”
Mollie Tibbetts was someone’s child as well, conservatives counter. From their perspective, Warren and her Democrat colleagues have more compassion for people who have entered this country illegally than for the families of U.S. citizens who have been assaulted or killed by some of those illegals.
As to whether the suspect in Ms. Tibbetts’ slaying is here legally or otherwise will shake out soon, though it has been widely reported he is here “otherwise.” Regardless, this crime has opened the proverbial Pandora’s Box on immigration, and this time it is not likely to close, which could be a veritable game-changer for the November elections depending upon how congressional candidates come down on the issue.