Veteran Democrat congressman Elijah Cummings was in front of a tough crowd Tuesday when he took to the streets of his Baltimore district pleading with protesters to go home.
Let’s just say not all of them listened.
Loudspeaker: “This is congressman Elijah Cummings.” Several men, loud and in unison: “Fuck you, n—-.” Cummings: “I’m begging you. Go home”
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 29, 2015
Congressman Elijah Cummings addresses crowd. Some yell profanity in response, throw middle fingers.
— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap) April 29, 2015
There were even unconfirmed reports that Cummings was forced to flee the scene entirely.
Congressman Elijah Cummings just seen running from the line #BaltimoreCurfew
— Cassandra (@CassandraRules) April 29, 2015
Can confirm. He was here by himself. Jumped in his truck and bugged out just like a common citizen https://t.co/NWORf4vh9b
— Agitator In Chief (@BaltoSpectator) April 29, 2015
To be fair, any American congressman just about anywhere can expect to hear a few obscenities from a crowd — it’s part of the American DNA. And these guys still get elected at a rate that would make an Arab emirate blush.
But Cummings, with his two decades in office characterized by shameless Democrat defensiveness is particularly vulnerable. His use of his position as ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to protect the IRS’s Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton is just the most recent, egregious examples of his willingness to sacrifice the good of the country for the good of the party.
As an embodiment of Democrat misrule, Elijah Cummings is hard to beat.
The hecklers on the street Tuesday had his number. And the Twitter users cheering them on know it.
— HETEROSEXUAL WOMAN ™ (@tracieeeeee) April 29, 2015
@irritatedwoman it’s his district he owns it! He’s the leadership!
— Patrick Scully (@pscully1812) April 29, 2015
@irritatedwoman Another grandstanding phony crook that shouldn’t be taken seriously but some do and he holds public office. Gross.
— steph (@shook_stephanie) April 29, 2015
Knowing that Elijah Cummings represents Baltimore tells you all you need to know. #WakeUpAmerica
— Carolina Girl (@carolinagirl63) April 28, 2015
If it’s not all you need to know, it’s pretty damn close.
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