Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren was asked to comment about the illegal alien who allegedly murdered 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts during a CNN segment on Wednesday and responded by bemoaning the way that illegal aliens are treated by law enforcement officials.
“I want to get one last question in here because it is a story, a very important story in the news, it has to do with Mollie Tibbetts, the young woman in Iowa who was murdered,” CNN host John Berman said. “Her body believed to be found yesterday. A person has been charged with it. This person the person is an undocumented immigrant.”
“Mike Pence and the President have suggested the immigration laws need to be stronger so that people like this man who is accused of this murder were not in the country,” Berman continued. “Your reaction?”
Warren responded by giving a quick one-sentence response expressing her sympathies for Tibbett’s family before she launched into a rant attacking the Trump administration for separating illegal aliens from their children at the U.S. border — a law enforcement action that has taken place for years.
“One of the things we have to remember is we need an immigration system that is effective, that focuses on where real problems are,” Warren said. “Last month, I went down to the border and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers, I met with their mothers who had been lied to, who didn’t know where their children were, who hadn’t have 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 mamas and babies are the place we should be spending our resources,” Warren continued. “Separating a mama from a baby does not make this country safer.”