Statement from Karin Housley on the murder of Mollie Tibbetts

SAINT PAUL, MN – Karin Housley issued the following statement regarding the murder of Mollie Tibbetts and the arrest of a suspect believed to be in the country illegally:

“I join my fellow Minnesotans in mourning with our neighbors to the south over the loss of Mollie Tibbetts. What happened to Mollie is every parent’s worst nightmare, and I pray the Tibbetts family finds strength and peace in this time of unimaginable grief. As a mom, Mollie Tibbetts’s death makes me afraid for my kids, confused at the human capacity to commit such unspeakable crimes, and angry that our nation failed to protect one of its own. This was a preventable tragedy that happened because liberal Democrats and open border advocates are more concerned about protecting criminal aliens than protecting innocent lives like Mollie Tibbetts.”

Karin Housley is a wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, state senator, and Republican nominee for Minnesota’s special election for United States Senate. Learn more about Karin Housley’s campaign at

Karin Housley is a wife, mother, grandmother, and lifelong Minnesotan. She is a state senator, small business owner, author, and former radio and television host. Learn more about Karin Housley's campaign for United States Senate at