Iowa Dems reject ‘partisan struggle’ by Mollie Tibbetts as a platform opposes the enforcement of Federal immigration laws

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Man faces murder charge in Mollie Tibbetts case

An undocumented immigrant faces murder charges for his alleged involvement in the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts

The killing of an Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, allegedly in the hands of an illegal immigrant, placed a spotlight on the state of the Democratic party, which this summer has denounced Federal immigration laws and called for the local authorities not to enforce.

But Iowa Democratic party officials on Wednesday would not say whether they stood by their immigration platform, and instead, the matter is characterized as a “partisan fight.”

“The Iowa Democratic party’s honor, to the wishes of the Tibbetts family, grieve in private, and not this senseless tragedy into a partisan battle,” Iowa Democratic party Chairman Troy price told Fox News.

The national outrage over Tibbetts’ killed again threatens to overturn two key house races in progress, in the state, as potentially critical to Democrats’ chances of retaking the house in November, the midterm elections.

In the year 2018, the Iowa Democratic party platform, in a section entitled “statement of issues” reads: “We are against the detention of minors without papers, internment camps for immigrants/deportation quotas, local enforcement of Federal immigration laws, mass raids/connection with the enforcement practices, religious exclusion, “papers, please” unnecessary travel bans, repeal of birthright citizenship, the separation of minor children from their parents when they try to enter the country, the internment and concentration camps.”

The platform was adopted at a state Convention in June. It goes on to reaffirm, in a “Statement of Principles” “that the democratic party, the heritage, the contributions to our nation’s achievements and diversity.”

Not directly asked whether Iowa officials wanted to force the local police to respond to Federal immigration law, the price. Abby Fink Auer and Cindy Axne, the two candidates the Democrats nominated to take on the vulnerable Republican members of Congress in the state, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests to have their positions on the party platform.


On Wednesday, an Iowa judge Cristhian Rivera, the 24 ordered accused-year-old illegal immigrant, Tibbetts, held on $5 million cash only bond. Rivera was usually stoic and looked straight ahead into the courtroom. He was wearing used headphones and an interpreter, if the judge spoke only to answer “Yes” when asked if he understood the proceedings.

To be a body believed Tibbetts was discovered Tuesday hiding in a corn field among a plurality of corn straw after Rivera led authorities to the situation.

Tibbetts’ kill the Republicans calls for the strengthening of border security has fueled, while the questions, how Rivera was able to give to and stay in the country.

Rivera worked on a farm Yarrabee farms, for the past four years — less than three miles from where 20-year-old University of Iowa student to be a guest the night she disappeared in July. The company said he was in good standing as a worker and was shocked to learn the disappearance of his alleged involvement in Tibbetts’ and murder.

The suspect told law enforcement authorities he approached Tibbetts, while she ran, according to authorities. He claimed that he had passed out and realized later that he had Tibbetts in his tribe. Investigators said they believe Rivera was in the area for four to seven years.


On Wednesday evening, President Trump Tibbetts’ case, cited to changes in the country of immigration laws.

“Molly Tibbetts, an incredible young woman, is now separated permanently from their family. A person came from Mexico Illegally and killed them. We need the wall, we need to have our immigration laws changed. We need to change our border laws. We need the Republicans to not do it because the Democrats are going to do it. This is one example of many,” the President said in a video posted on Twitter.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018

Democrats are aggressively trying to flip house seats and two Republicans in Iowa in November, Reps. David Young in the 3rd Congressional District and Rod Blum in the 1. Constituency.

Both races are toss-ups, and are trying to important competitions, like the Democrats, the return of the house to conquer, in the mid-term elections. Would require that Democrats gained a total of 24 currently GOP-held seats.

Immigration played a significant role in two campaigns, the disappear in front of Tibbetts’.

Democrats nominated take Fink Auer and Axne, Blum and boys, respectively. Both Fink Auer and Axne is looking to represent the first women to Iowa in the house.

Axne has vowed a “full path to citizenship for dreamers and undocumented immigrants who do not have a criminal background”, the illegal immigrants brought into the country as children. The progressive Fink Auer is also in support of immigration reform.

Neither Axne still Fink Auer responded to Fox News’ requests for comments on the Tibbetts case.

On the Republican side, the boys had taken a moderate approach to the issue, he said, he wanted the border security, but also a path to citizenship for dreamers, the des Moines Register reported. Blum, for his part, has called for an end to the family separations on the border in the Wake of the Trump-government, the “zero-tolerance” policy on the detention of illegal border crossers, but stressed that the reporting of the media is the question unfair.


The Tibbetts case would have the national political environment. The once-fringe-call for the abolition of the ICE in the last few months, was picked up by the top of 2020, democratic perspectives, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY

There are signs that not all Democrats are ready to accept the idea of the mainstream, though. In July, house Republicans and a non-binding resolution, support for ICE-cream, effectively daring Democrats against the measure, adopted on the recording. Only 35 Democrats voted against the bill, with 133 voting present.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Adam Shaw, Cody Derespina, Bret Baier and Guerin helped Hays to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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