The weeks-long search for Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old from Iowa who disappeared while jogging, ended with the discovery of her body. She had been brutally murdered.
The police arrested Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old illegal alien, for the crime. Rivera — who had been living in the area for about four years — later confessed to murdering Tibbetts. At a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, President Donald Trump commented on the tragedy: “You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in every sadly from Mexico,” he said. “And you saw what happened to that beautiful young woman. Should have never happened.”
The president also railed against our immigration laws and lack of enforcement. The establishment media had been covering Tibbetts’ disappearance for weeks, but after learning that her murderer is an illegal immigrant, they are desperately attempting to spin the story.
Tibbetts’ Murderer Arrested
Law enforcement identified Rivera as the perpetrator of the homicide after watching home surveillance footage that showed a car following Tibbetts as she jogged. They found clues that led them to Rivera, who did not resist when he was arrested.
The alleged murderer told the police that he saw Tibbetts jogging and began following her in his car. Later, he got out of his car and ran beside the young woman, who threatened to call the police. Rivera claims that he became angry and blacked out. Afterward, the suspect stated that he woke up at an intersection in Poweshiek County. At this point, he remembered that he had put Tibbett’s body in his trunk. He then drove to a cornfield where he hid her body.
The police have stated that they have not determined a motive for the crime.
The Left Doesn’t Want to Talk About Tibbetts
Tibbett’s death has prompted a widespread outpouring of sympathy. Vice President Mike Pence offered his condolences, stating that he was “heartbroken by the news about Mollie Tibbetts.” Iowa Governor Kimberly Reynolds released a statement indicating that she had spoken with the family of the victim and hopes that they can “find comfort knowing that God does not leave us to suffer alone.”
Unfortunately, many on the left wanted to avoid the issue — they downplayed the fact that the confessed murderer entered the United States illegally. In an appearance on CNN, John Berman discussed the incident with Senator Elizabeth Warren.
After quickly expressing her condolences to the victim’s family, Warren immediately switched topics. “Last month, I went down to the border, and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers,” she said. “I met with their mothers who had been lied to, who didn’t know where their children were, and there was no plan for how they would be reunified with their children.”
Warren then stated that the country needs immigration laws that “focus on people who pose a real threat.” Of course, she did not suggest any laws that would decrease these types of incidents. But Warren was not the only one who sidestepped the issue.
Fordham University Professor Christina Greer appeared on MSNBC earlier in the week and slammed Fox News for covering the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. Instead, Greer seemed to believe that the network should focus only on the Paul Manafort verdict and Michael Cohen’s plea deal. “I’m sure we’ll hear what he has to say about this at his — his rally, but Fox News is talking about, you know, a girl in Iowa and not this, right?” Greer stated. According to Newsbusters, this was “the network’s only allusion on Tuesday to the now-deceased Iowa student.”
Interestingly enough, even author Stephen King gave a hot take on the incident. He tweeted: “Mollie Tibbets may well have been killed by an undocumented alien, and that’s a terrible thing. But we might remember that Stephen Craig Paddock was an American citizen. He killed 58.”
King’s argument was echoed by several other leftists on social media, who appeared to believe that Tibbett’s death wasn’t any different from the victims of whites who commit murder.
Victims of Illegal Immigration Matter, Despite What the Left Believes
Many on the left minimize the importance of those who fall victim to violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants. It’s not surprising, given the fact that it harms their open border agenda. Regrettably, these deaths are not the same as those caused by people like Paddock. By enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, the United States can prevent tragedies like what happened to Tibbetts. Indeed, if Rivera had never been allowed to enter the country, she would almost certainly still be alive today.
Tibbetts is not the only victim of violent illegal immigrants. The Federation for American Immigration Reform lists violent crimes committed by people who enter the country illegally. In 2017, there were several instances of illegal aliens committing rape, selling drugs, and human trafficking. While it is important to point out that the majority of illegal immigrants do not commit violent crimes, there are many who do, and it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that these people are not allowed to remain in the United States. Unfortunately, the far left seems to be more concerned with abolishing ICE and weakening our immigration policies than they are with keeping Americans safe.