TX Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: CNN, MSNBC and Geraldo Rivera Are ‘Accomplices’ in Mollie Tibbetts’ Murder

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R) tore into various Democrats, Republicans, and media outlets in a shocking Fox News appearance on Thursday — saying all were complicit in the death of Mollie Tibbetts.

Speaking on America’s Newsroom Thursday, the Texas politician blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and others for not passing new immigration laws.

“On the left, it’s pure politics,” Patrick said. “They’re playing with people’s lives. Again, American citizens and people who legitimately want to come here aren’t criminals. They’re playing with their lives for politics.”

From there, Patrick turned his ire on the media.

“You know, again, the CNN, MSNBCs, most of the print media, and Democrats are all accomplices in the death of this young girl and the death of everyone else.”

Patrick also singled out Geraldo Rivera.

“Even Geraldo Rivera,” Patrick said. “I’ve never met the guy. Seems like he has a good heart. I saw him on Fox saying, ‘I feel badly about this but…’ There is no ‘but.’ I’ll be happy to debate Geraldo Rivera any time, any place, anywhere on this issue.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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