Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked about the suspected murder of Mollie Tibbetts on Wednesday and took the opportunity to blast the Trump administration's treatment of illegal immigrants.Tibbets was a 20-year-old Iowa student who disappeared in July while jogging. Authorities announced on Tuesday they found her body in a cornfield in a rural part of the county and later announced they had also arrested suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who is believed to be an illegal immigrant, and charged him with first-degree murder. Rivera was working for a prominent family on an area farm, the Associated Press reports. The company said Rivera had been an employee in good standing for four years and that it was shocked to learn he was implicated in the crime."Mollie Tibbetts, the young woman in Iowa who was murdered. Her body was believed to be found yesterday. A person has been charged with it. This person is an undocumented immigrant," CNN host John Berman said. "Mike Pence and the president have suggested the immigration laws need to be stronger so that people like this man who was accused of this murder are not in the country. Your reaction?"I'm so sorry for the family and I know this is hard not only for the people in her community, the people throughout Iowa," Warren said before criticizing the Trump administration for its handling of immigration.
"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 mamas and babies are the place that we should be spending our resources. Separating a mama from a baby does not make this country safer."
Yeah, Tibetts family, so sorry about your little situation, but there are, you know, important matters to be tended to.