In an interview yesterday, Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, and sworn enemy of President Trump, made a fool of herself. That may not be news anymore, but the specifics of her statement, all stated with a goofy, vacant grin, are particularly disconcerting.
Here she is in an interview with host John Berman:
Oof. A lot to unpack here. Let's break this down.
First, there's the line:
One of the things we have to remember is we need an immigration system that is effective, that focuses on where real problems are.
What exactly does that mean? Because in the past week alone, ICE has hauled off an illegal immigrant charged with murder in Mexico and a literal Nazi. If anything, the system failed in not preventing the entry of the illegal immigrant who murdered Mollie Tibbetts.
Last month, I went down to the border and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers.
What about the fact that Mollie Tibbetts, an American citizen, has been "taken away" from her mother? Permanently. By someone who shouldn't have been in the country.
I think we need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat.
Like murderers? Like murderers who murder young women?
I don't think mamas and babies are the place we should be spending our resources.
What does that have to do with Mollie Tibbetts, by the way? Shouldn't this serve as an example of a way that ICE should be used? Shouldn't Mollie Tibbett's death signify the need for a more comprehensive system that effectively keeps out proper criminals?
These postmodern systems of anti-logic are getting dangerous.
Instead, Warren is speaking only in negatives. She's criticizing Trump. She's not even addressing the tragedy of a young woman who was murdered. Because, in Warren's world, the man who murdered her is himself a victim. These postmodern systems of anti-logic are getting dangerous.
People are dying. Americans are dying. And members of Congress are more concerned about the evils of having a southern border.