Baltimore home of Elijah Cummings broken into: Report – Washington Examiner
The Baltimore home of Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings was reportedly burglarized over the weekend.
The break-in at his home took place Saturday at around 3:40 a.m. and police are investigating whether anything was stolen, CBS 13 reports. It remains unclear if the 68-year-old was in the home at the time.
Cummings took fire from President Trump over the weekend, with the president attacking him over Twitter. The reported break-in occurred before the tweeting began.
Trump targeted the 68-year-old congressman, who is chairman of the House Oversight Committee, after comments that were critical of his immigration policies and for attempts by House Democrats to push the Russian collusion narrative and obstruction claims. In one tweet, Trump took considerable flak for calling Cummings’ Baltimore district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human would want to live.”
….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
July 27, 2019
Cummings defended himself Saturday, tweeting, “Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”
Just yesterday, I held a hearing on the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs and the financial hardships that families across the nation, and in Baltimore, are facing.
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings)
July 27, 2019