CNN host Chris Cuomo, who devoted untold hours of his show to covering the family separation situation at the border a couple of months ago, had the unmitigated gall to accuse President Trump and his supporters of politicizing illegal immigration in the wake of Mollie Tibbetts’ murder in Iowa. Cuomo, who apparently lacks any sense of memory or irony, went on an angry rant Wednesday against conservatives who have rightly pointed out the simple fact that, if it were not for lax immigration enforcement that allows illegals like Cristhian Rivera into our country, Mollie would be alive today.
“If you’re not with the president on how to deal with illegal entrance and really, his hostility toward all immigrants, you are disrespecting these victims and their families and you’re putting others in danger,” Cuomo said, characterizing the conservative opinion. “I don’t accept that.
“Now, I do agree, of course, these murders are horrible,” he continued. “They do show a good reason to prevent illegal entry. Because, yes, but for the killers being here illegally, that is the fact and these two young people would be alive if not for that fact. So would a lot of other people who are not young white women who have been murdered by illegal entrants.”
Okay, a couple of things. First of all, you ever notice how it’s always, always, always Democrats who jump on the “race” angle when it comes to these things? The tragedy of Tibbetts’ death has nothing at all to do with the color of her skin and no one has said anything to the contrary. It’s people like Cuomo who want to take the reasonable, sensible standard of ENFORCING IMMIGRATION LAW and turn it into some kind of racist proposition.
Second, if Cuomo believes that it’s “horrible” when illegals kill American citizens and he believes that it shows why it’s important to keep these killers out of the country…then what exactly is the problem?
Well, Cuomo explains while doubling down on the race card.
“Demonizing people because of their decision to take a shortcut and get here the easy way,” he said of Trump and other right-wing commentators. “And that is what causes illegal entrants most of the time. I wonder if these sympathizers would be as full throated about these tragedies if the killers were white citizens, if the victims were not young white women.”
Hmm, yeah, well, we wonder if Democrats would be crying buckets over immigration detention centers if they were filled with Irish conservatives. Guess we’ll all have to just keep wondering.