Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany slammed Democrats for putting American citizens last in the immigration debate.

McEnany made the remark on "America's Newsroom" on Thursday in the wake of the Mollie Tibbetts tragedy.

Tibbetts, 20-year-old Iowa college student, was reported missing more than a month ago. Her body was found in an Iowa cornfield on Tuesday.

Cristhian Rivera, a 24-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death.

McEnany argued that Democrats have been unwilling to compromise with President Trump to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.


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McEnany also noted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on CNN to react to Tibbetts death and turned the focus to the "real problems" in our immigration system, pointing to the migrant family separation crisis.

"The American citizen is always last," McEnany said.

She said the senseless death of Tibbetts in a small Iowa community is a reminder that this is a nationwide issue, not just something for border states to worry about.

"This is a real problem. Not a single American citizen, not the Tibbetts family, not the Steinle family, not the Durden family should lose their child and be permanently separated because someone was in this country and the laws were not enforced," McEnany said.

"American citizens must come first."

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