But the GOP narrative is getting some pushback from some members of Tibbetts’ family. Billie Jo Calderwood, who has been widely reported to be Mollie Tibbett’s aunt, posted her dismay on Facebook.
“Please remember Evil comes in EVERY color,” she wrote in a post that has since been made private. “Our family has been blessed to be surrounded by love, friendship and support throughout this entire ordeal by friends from all different nations and races.”
Sam Lucas, a distant cousin of the slain college student, was outraged by tweets from conservative commentator Candace Owens, which she said vilified immigrants and fired back with some choice words of her own on Twitter.
“I was just like, ‘Holy cow, my family just lost a member and this is the immediate response,'” Lucas told The Washington Post.