Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren protested the treatment of illegal immigrants following the murder of Mollie Tibbetts during an interview with CNN on Wednesday.
“The person who allegedly murdered her [Tibbetts] is an undocumented immigrant. Mike Pence and the president have suggested the laws need to be stronger so people like this were not in the country,” CNN’s John Berman told Warren.
The Senator very quickly expressed her condolences to the Tibbetts family before pivoting to a more broad topic on how the United States treats illegal immigrants.
“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, and there was no plan for how they would be reunified with their children,” Warren said.
“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. Separating a mama from a baby does not make this country safer,” Warren concluded.
Elizabeth Warren is currently up for re-election in Massachusetts and is tampering down expectations that she is gearing up for a 2020 presidential run.