Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home reportedly burglarized, and timing turns out to be everything

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The Maryland home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was reportedly broken into over the weekend and Baltimore police are investigating.

Those looking to pin some kind of blame for the Saturday morning break-in on President Donald Trump, however, will be disappointed as the incident reportedly occurred before he tweeted his infamous remarks about the Democrat’s “disgusting” district.

The House Oversight Chairman’s Baltimore home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue was broken into around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, according to police, WJZ-TV reported.

Detectives from the Central District were investigating and did not yet have any suspects or know if any property was taken, though a resident on the same street told WJZ that there was some video footage captured on a security camera.

There was some question about whether the lawmaker actually lives at the residence.

As much as the left would love to find a way to blame Trump for inciting the incident because of his critical tweet, the president did not comment until well after the alleged burglary.

But he did weigh in Friday as reports of the break-in began to surface.

Trump’s initial tweet last Saturday morning came after the time police say the break-in occurred.

The president’s fiery rebuke of Cummings sparked a meltdown from the left as it focused much-needed attention on the city’s shameful conditions under decades of Democratic leadership. Trump slammed Cummings for his vocal attacks on the administration and immigration officials while apparently ignoring the failures in his own Maryland district.

The left quickly pounced on Trump’s factual observations as another example of his “racism” after he called out the Democrat over the disaster in his own backyard.

The lawmaker made a visit to Baltimore constituents in Waverly on Thursday, documenting it with a tweet asserting that he spoke with them “about what matters to them.”

A neighbor was surprised to hear of Saturday’s break-in, telling WJZ that he has known Cummings for years.

“Anything he can do to help this neighborhood, he has been there for us,” the neighbor said.

While the left was busy attacking Trump and defending the city of Baltimore from his truth bomb, there were reportedly several people shot and wounded over the same weekend.

On Saturday, a man died in the hospital from gunshot wounds while another was injured, WJZ reported. On Sunday, one man was fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore and another was shot and killed in the West part of the city, WJZ reported again.

Homicides in Baltimore in 2017 represented a “homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people,” USA Today reported,  noting that Chicago’s rate was less than half of that, at “24 per 100,000.”

Days before the president’s tweet, Baltimore Police deputy commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were robbed at gunpoint.

The reported burglary of Cummings’ home and the timing related to the president’s comments sparked a wave of reactions on Twitter.

Frieda Powers

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