Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) alleged Sunday that many rioters in Baltimore the previous night were from "out of town," noting that he was amid crowds in the area.
A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a black 25-year-old, in police custody turned violent as some went on a rampage as darkness fell, as they were seen smashing windows and throwing objects at police.
"I've gotta give it to the citizens of Baltimore. I was there all day, and it was very peaceful all day," Cummings said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
"At the end, there were a few people that said, 'We're gonna turn this city down, we're gonna close it down.' And the next thing you know we had a few people – mainly from out of town – to come and to start beating up on police cars and throwing all kinds of projectiles," Cummings alleged.
Elijah Cummings, a leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, is a proven race-hustler. Why can't Cummings hold his own constituents accountable for a riot in his own city? And the above headline leads to some interesting questions that won't get asked.
Mainly what was their race? Mainly what party supports this nonsense? Mainly, what is the purpose of the Congressional Black Caucus? Mainly, who protected this administration from any accountability, Cummings?