Cummings’ House in Baltimore Burgled

The home of Representative Elijah Cumming in Baltimore was broken into over the weekend, on the same day President Donald Trump tweeted his criticism of the lawmaker.

The burglary took place only hours before the President’s tweets, around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, according to a Baltimore Police Department spokesperson, The Hill has learned. For now, it remains unclear whether anything was stolen.

All questions regarding the incident were redirected to the city’s police department, which said that “at the time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location.” Baltimore police are currently looking into the burglary.

Trump posted a series of tweets over the weekend in which he slammed the Maryland representative and his district, claiming that Cumming was a “brutal bully” and his district a “rat and rodent infested” and “dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live.”

His comments quickly drew the condemnation of House Democrats, who called them “racist” and stood in defense of Cummings. The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee has frequently spoken against the President’s policies, and most recently decried conditions at the border.

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