On Wednesday evening, CNN’s Chris Cuomo dedicated part of his show to discuss Mollie Tibbetts. Tibbetts was a young college student at the University of Iowa who was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant. Her death has been politicized by both sides in the fight over immigration policy.
Cuomo brought on fellow CNN host Don Lemon to comment on the matter, setting him up by saying: “the murder is heinous and ugly….But how it's used and what it is set up as is a dividing line is also an ugly situation.” Lemon responded:
“Yes. Listen, my heart goes out to Mollie -- first of all, Mollie Tibbetts and her family. It should not have happened. It is awful, Chris. And -- but it's -- you know, we can want to fix our immigration system without demonizing immigrants or illegal immigrants.”
It is bewildering that Lemon and Cuomo take such an issue with politicizing Tibbett’s death, especially when one remembers the infamous CNN Townhall that brought Parkland activists and gun rights activists together. CNN took every opportunity after the Parkland shooting to demonize the NRA and law-abiding gun owners. Now, they hate the fact that proponents for stricter immigration laws can use this horrific murder as an example.
Also joining the politicization of Tibbetts’ murder was Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. During a CNN interview on Wednesday, the Massachusetts lawmaker argued: “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.” Truly shocking that a sitting Senator does not see murder committed by an illegal alien as a “real problem.”