Burglary reported at Cummings’s Baltimore home

Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-Md.) Baltimore home was reportedly broken into in the early hours of Saturday morning, just hours before President Trump tweeted attacks against the congressman and his district.

A CBS affiliate in Baltimore reported that Cummings’s home was broken into. A Baltimore Police Department spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that a burglary had taken place in the area at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday and the department was investigating.

It’s unclear if anything was taken from Cummings’s home in the reported burglary. A spokesperson in the congressman’s office directed The Hill to the police department.

“At this time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location,” a police spokesman told CNBC.

{mosads}Trump sent more than a dozen tweets criticizing Cummings and Baltimore beginning Saturday morning, accusing the longtime Democratic congressman of being a “brutal bully” and saying his district, which includes parts of West Baltimore, was “rat and rodent infested” and a “very dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live.”

Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which has pursued aggressive investigations into the Trump administration, has spoken out against Trump repeatedly on various issues surrounding his administration.

The comments from Trump — including his remarks calling Cummings, the son of sharecroppers in South Carolina, a “racist” — have drawn widespread backlash from Democrats, some of whom have decried Trump’s attacks as racist.

Trump has insisted on multiple occasions that he is the “least racist person anywhere in the world.” 

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