Elijah Cummings' Baltimore Home Was Burglarized. Here's How President Trump Responded to the News.

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Posted: Aug 02, 2019 8:50 AM
Elijah Cummings' Baltimore Home Was Burglarized. Here's How President Trump Responded to the News.

An interesting update to this story: 

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House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings' home was broken into last weekend in Baltimore, further proving the city has a crime problem that is out of control. 

"Baltimore Police are investigating after the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was broken into early Saturday morning," CBS Baltimore reports. "The burglary occurred around 3:40 a.m. at his Baltimore home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue."

Last weekend President Trump criticized the horrific living conditions in parts of Cummings districts after the break in occurred. The burglary wasn't made public until yesterday.

Cummngs is back in the district for August recess and will return to Washington D.C. in September.

In the meantime, Baltimore continues to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world and has a murder rate higher than most Central American countries. 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a Baltimore native, was in the city earlier this week and invited Congressman Cummings to tour a facility and discuss how to solve problems plaguing local communities. Cummings refused. 

“I have a special place in my heart for Baltimore and for the people of Baltimore. There are a lot of excellent, wonderful people here. And there are a lot of good places here in Baltimore as well, but there are problems and we can’t sweep them under the rug," Carson told reporters. "You know, it’s sort of like if you have a patient who has cancer and you can dress them up and put a nice suit on them and you can try to ignore it, but that cancer is going to have a devastating effect. You have to be willing to address that issue if you are ever going to solve it."