Some are calling it irony. Others are calling it karma.
Police are calling it a break-in.
A report released on Thursday shows that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home was broken into over the weekend.
It happened Saturday around 3:40 a.m. at the house in the 200 block of Madison Avenue, a Baltimore Police Department spokeswoman said.
Local media outlets report that’s where the Democratic congressman lives.
Police haven’t determined if anything was stolen.
Ironically, it happened just hours before President Trump accused the House Oversight Committee chair on Twitter of being a “brutal bully” and called Cummings’ district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and a “very dangerous place.”
Congressional Democrats have slammed President Trump for stating facts about Baltimore, saying he’s a racist for it.
Also today… a new report shows that the murder rate in Baltimore is worse than the three Central American countries that people are fleeing from to seek asylum inside the United States.
According to a new study, Baltimore’s murder statistics show that the city is more dangerous than Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
If they’re seeking safety from crime and murder… they shouldn’t go looking in Baltimore.
The Princeton Policy Advisors released the results of the study.
They determined that in Baltimore, 56 out of every 100,000 people are murdered. The Maryland city is on track for 340 murders this year.
When looking at Honduras, it was 38 per 100,000.
With Guatemala it was 22 in 100,000.
With El Salvador, the study found that 50 in every 100,000 would be murdered.
“That Baltimore’s murder rate is higher than the most dangerous countries’ in Central America is frankly appalling on many levels, and as someone who grew up in Baltimore, I believe increased accountability is long overdue,” Princeton Policy President Steven Kopits said as a result of the findings.
The Center for Immigration Studies posted the following tweet, in which they acknowledged the countries that were responsible for a heavy concentration of asylum seekers were actually safer than some of the cities they would be headed toward.
The murder rates in Central America have fallen by roughly half since 2011 (https://t.co/ELOP5VxfIN).
Over that same time period, the number of migrants from those countries has soared. Migrants aren’t coming to the US for safety, but for jobs (as they openly say when polled). https://t.co/Qwp94pfv7V
— Center for Immigration Studies (@CIS_org) July 30, 2019
Here’s where it gets crazy. Baltimore is all but a ‘sanctuary’ city. While it refuses to associate itself with the name, the rules for police interacting with ICE officials are the same.
Back in 2017, Baltimore’s police commissioner announced that officers would not work with federal agents to enforce immigration laws. These sanctuary laws often stem from leaders’ supposed desires to build trust amongst immigrant communities. Their theory is that if the undocumented person isn’t scared that police will turn them over to federal officials, they’d be more apt to help in local investigations.
But instead, it just creates a breakdown between members of law enforcement, and puts handcuffs on them over working alongside the feds.
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Kopits went on to say that people “will no doubt be surprised to read that Baltimore has a higher murder rate than the Central American countries whose violence the left has claimed led to the asylum crisis. Central America used to be much worse. As late as 2015, for example, El Salvador’s murder rate was about 100 — almost twice that of Baltimore. But security is much improved across the Northern Triangle countries (one reason we concluded that the asylum surge was caused by a change in U.S. policy, rather than push factors in Central America).”
In what became a controversial tweet over the weekend, President Trump claimed the longtime congressman’s Baltimore district is “FAR WORSE” and “more dangerous” than the southern border.
Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Trump tweeted.
….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.
….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
Elijah Cummings – the thirteen-term representative who has “served“ the greater Baltimore area since 1996 has been one of the hardliners pursuing impeachment of the President, criticizing him in many ways even before his inauguration.
Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
This has never been more evident than this past week as he appeared to lead Robert Mueller with a leash in order to set up the President against charges that Mueller concluded couldn’t be charged.
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.
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) July 27, 2019
Of course Nancy Pelosi had to stick her nose in and scream “racist!”.
.@RepCummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued colleague. We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership. #ElijahCummingsIsAPatriot https://t.co/2LG8AuQrHh
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 27, 2019
The rest of the story involves Cummings’ alignment with several of the President’s other critics: Maxine Waters (D-CA), Al Green (D-TX), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
I say “alignment” because their motives are exactly the same, and unfortunately, are their accomplishments. In many years serving as representatives for their jurisdictions, Cummings, Green, and Waters have gotten little to nothing accomplished for their constituents. And other than the exceptionally laughable Green New Deal, Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib haven’t proffered any legislation worth reporting – for their districts or the rest of the nation.
I find it incredibly ironic that three of the most seasoned, yet outspoken critics of the President have resided over districts that are failing miserably, in some of our largest cities with the largest fiscal budgets in the nation.
Al Green’s district in Houston, where he’s served for 14 years, has seemingly been left out of all the other prosperity the Houston area is enjoying – his area sits on the sidelines while Katy, Pasadena/Baytown, and areas north of Houston explode with growth, jobs, and industry.
Perhaps the blinders he’s wearing don’t allow him to see the needs of his constituents since he’s so focused on a coup to overthrow a duly elected President.
Maxine Waters presides over one of the most destitute areas in the Los Angeles metroplex. Her daily speeches about “high crimes and misdemeanors” in her efforts to #Impeach45 have obviously outweighed her oath of office and her duty to help and protect her citizens…as troves of rats, infested with medieval diseases begin to thrive – throughout one of the largest homeless populations in the country.
But hey, let’s outlaw plastic straws.
Back to Elijah Cummings, I can’t help but pay attention to two of the largest failures a city government and US Representative could be party to – first, Baltimore police were made to stand down during riots, and told to “let people be angry” and tear things up as millions of dollars in damage was done to city businesses and homes and looting, robberies, and assaults spiraled out of control.
In the same area, teachers, principals, and superintendents received huge bonuses for incredible graduation rates of high schoolers and acceptance numbers into college – turns out it was all a scam – the grades of students were inflated, attendance numbers were patently false, with some students attending less than half the school year, and the college acceptance?
That was fake, too – officials at a local college were bribed to fabricate acceptance numbers. School system officials got rich, kids didn’t learn much of anything, but the city looked great.
And it was all a scam. And who loses? Those very kids he almost cried about when recently dogging the President.
There is a significant police/law enforcement angle to all of this.
In each of these Democrat-controlled cities and areas, represented by all six of the people I’ve described here – law enforcement retention rates are at all-time lows, recruitment is down, and good officers are flooding out of the areas and moving to places where they’re appreciated and don’t have to worry about dying each and every day.
Police are vilified by these very “leaders” who represent them, enabling and empowering citizens to perpetuate hate crimes, assaults, and murders onto the members of our law enforcement community.
The President, no matter what subject he’s speaking on, always brings his words around to praise law enforcement, other first responders, currently serving military and military veterans. You don’t hear any one of those representatives talking about people in those categories, or how proud they are to serve our nation as representatives, or how proud they are of those servants in our communities.
The chant on impeachment is common with these people – “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
Ironically, these representatives are the very people who have become traitorous to their country, states, and cities, and have forsaken their oaths of office – never stopping a moment in their relentless and zealous attacks against the President. And yet committing these very crimes they speak of – themselves.
It is time for impeachment. But not the President.