A relative of Mollie Tibbetts, the young Iowa woman who was found dead this week after being missing for over a month, has criticized conservative black commentator Candace Owens for using the fact that Tibbetts was kidnapped and killed by an illegal immigrant to push the anti-immigrant agenda.
Sam Lucas, who identified herself online as a second cousin of Tibbetts, replied to the following tweets from Candace Owens on Wednesday.
Mollie Tibbits was killed by an illegal immigrant. There will be ZERO outrage from Democrats and the spineless celebrities who march to their orders because they need open borders for votes.
How many more AMERICAN lives is the left willing to sacrifice for elections?
Leftists boycotted, screamed, and cried when illegal immigrants were temporarily separated from from their parents.
What will they do for Mollie Tibbetts?
What did they do for Kate Steinle?
They will NEVER see their parents again.
Sam responded, writing:
hey i’m a member of mollie’s family and we are not so f—ing small-minded that we generalize a whole population based on some bad individuals. now stop being a f—ing snake and using my cousins death as political propaganda. take her name out of your mouth.
and fyi @RealCandaceO, my whole family is hurting right now and you’re not helping. you’re despicable and this is so far from the loving and kind soul that mollie was. my prayers go out to you in hopes that maybe you’ll become a better person. not hedging my bets tho.
Earlier in the day, Ms. Lucas expressed gratitude for ‘a nation of people praying’ on behalf of her grieving family. She wrote, “Thank you everyone for your condolences regarding Mollie. Nothing can stop the heartbreak but some things can lessen the blow, like knowing there’s a nation full of people praying for your family. Please tune into the press conference tonight.”
thank you everyone for your condolences regarding Mollie. nothing can stop the heartbreak but some things can lessen the blow, like knowing there’s a nation full of people praying for your family. please tune into the press conference tonight.
— sam (@samlucasss) August 21, 2018
Lucas later provided additional context to her reply to Owens, writing:
TO BE PERFECTLY CLEAR: i’m not a member of Mollie’s immediate family. i am a 2nd cousin but it’s hard to write all that in a tweet. we have a family facebook page where we’ve all been in contact and grieving together. i was only saying we should be able to grieve without politics
and if this wasn’t already obvious, i don’t speak for the entire family! no one could. i have my political opinions but that’s not why i said any of this — i only said this because i want all family members to be able to grieve in peace. that’s literally all i meant.