On July 18th, Mollie Tibbetts went for a run and was never seen again. After a month of searching and FBI investigations, Tibbetts was found murdered and police have now charged Mexican illegal immigrant, Cristhian Bathena Rivera with first-degree murder.
Rivera, who is in the country illegally, allegedly kidnapped the young University of Iowa student, killed her and left her body in a cornfield just 12 miles from where she lived.
When speaking in West Virginia on Tuesday night, president Trump said that Tibbetts’ murder “should have never happened.”
Fox News is reporting that Rivera has been in the Iowa area between four and seven years and worked just three miles from Tibbetts home. President Trump is right, this should have never happened.
Mollie’s death is tragic and heartbreaking, and now is quickly becoming an example of why America needs to strengthen the southern border. Republican Steve Scalise and House Majority Whip put the blame on Democrats in a recent tweet.
What will it take for Democrats to renounce their dangerous open borders policies and start to put American citizens first? It’s time they stop blocking common sense bills to restore the rule of law in this country before we see another senseless tragedy like this. https://t.co/4zKuizUYVg
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 21, 2018
Other Twitter users shared the same feeling as Scalise about the Democrats being partly to blame for Tibbetts’ murder.
I wonder if Democrats feel any sense of remorse that their support of illegal immigration contributed to the murder of Mollie Tibbetts.
— FreddyG (@61bmwC3) August 22, 2018
One user said that “Mollie Tibbetts would be alive today if Democrats didn’t fight for and allow illegal immigration at ever turn.
Mollie Tibbetts would be alive today if Democrats didn’t fight for and allow illegal immigration at every turn. Her beautiful life was stolen because Democrat’s choose to protect illegal immigrants over American Citizens. When you vote, vote to make sure the next Mollie is safe.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 21, 2018