YES, SENATOR, A FAMILY LOSING A LOVED ONE TO A MURDER IS A “REAL” PROBLEM
By now, you have unquestionably heard the story of Mollie Tibbetts, a young woman who was killed by an illegal immigrant.
The case has stoked some cultural fires, as those who want stronger immigration restrictions have said it proves their point and those on the other side of the immigration debate say it is an isolated incident that should not be politicized.
Interesting how many of the same people have no problem politicizing after a shooting, but I digress….
Regardless of how you feel about immigration, the murder of Mollie Tibbetts is a big deal and the man who committed it was not supposed to be here.
In other words, this would not have happened if not for the fact that her killer was here illegally.
Now, we can debate how serious of a problem this issue is as a whole and how it should best be handled, but to deny that it exists is delusional.
And to tell the parents of the victim it is not a real problem but protecting the rights of people lie the man who killed her daughter is the real problem…….well, that is just downright cold and detached.
Enter Elizabeth Warren, who managed to do exactly that.
Here is the Senator from Massachusetts talking about the murder and the aftermath on CNN:
“I’m so sorry for the family and I know this is hard, not only for the family but for the people in her community, the people throughout Iowa, 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. 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 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 that mamas and babies are the place that we should be spending our resources. Separating a mama from her baby does not make this country safer.”
I am a first generation immigrant and I have plenty of sympathy for immigrants, but you have to be kidding me here.
Yes, what has been going on at the border with the children of illegal immigrants — involving policies that go back to the Obama adminstration as well — need to be fixed.
But as the old saying goes, what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
In other words, since when does the children at the border issue negate the problem of people coming in illegally and committing crimes?
Can’t both be a problem at the same time?
And how can you possibly tell this girl’s family that her murder and the policy failure that allowed it to happen are not a “real” problem?
As I mentioned, I am an immigrant, but I am also a father of four.
If God forbid anything ever happened to one of my children and a sitting Senator made comments like that directed at me, I would — and I thin understandably — be irrate.
If you want to say the problem will not be solved by a wall and that we must find another way, fine.
But to outright deny it exists and use the murder as a way to pivot towards a completely different issue as a way of political grandstanding?
Elizabeth Warren should be ashamed of herself and if she had any sense of decency, she would apologize to the Tibbetts family immediately.
But I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.