‘We are all sick of this,’ Rep. Elijah Cummings says of ‘hateful rhetoric’ from unnamed leaders

Representative Elijah Cummings, Democrat of Maryland and Ranking Member on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, speaks to the media as Huma Abedin, longtime aide to former US Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, speaks to the Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Elijah Cummings didn’t name names, but when he called for an end to “hateful rhetoric,” saying, “We are all sick of this,” it’s not hard to fill in the big gaping blank there. Cummings’ reference to “those in the highest levels of government” wasn’t really even necessary as he called for “decency and respect” in a Wednesday speech at the National Press Club.

Donald Trump’s attack on Cummings, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, included an attack on his Baltimore district, which Trump described as “rat and rodent infested.” Answering a reporter’s question after the speech, Cummings said, “I want President Trump to come to my district—oh, God, I want him to come,” but, mysteriously, he hasn’t been able to contact Trump to make the invitation.

And now surely Trump’s too busy visiting cities that have experienced recent mass shootings, trying to convince the media that his hateful rhetoric isn’t dangerous and that he gives a damn about the communities ravaged by the gun violence his party refuses to try to prevent.

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And still nothing being done, I mean I wasn’t surprised by Republicans slow walkinging even stalling anything to hold trump accountable but dems have folded over backward to not look like trump yes men but doing exactly what he desires