Maryland congressman, Elijah Cummings' home was broken into early Saturday morning, as per a report by the police.
Cummings that has been in conflict with President Trump. He is an avid critic of Trump's foreign and internal policies, Trump pays him back with the same, and calls him various names in his tweets. Just recently, hours after said burglary happened, Trump tweeted that Cummings represents “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” of a district (he meant Baltimore, that belongs to Cumming's Maryland 7th congressional district).
The burglary was reported in the middle of the night, at 3:40 a.m., at Cummings' house in the 200 block of Madison Avenue in Baltimore. Baltimore got headlines years ago for mass protests and riots, and the same Baltimore that has one of the highest crime rates in the USA. FBI statistics say that in 2017, it had the third-highest number of incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents. The number was over 2,000 per 100,000 residents, and it places this city in the strict top3 of the USA.
Police said that is unknown if anything was stolen from Cummings' house. According to some media, a suspect may have been filmed during the act of crime. “Detectives from the Central District are investigating this incident,” said Mike Hellgren from the local police.
In his previous tweets, President Trump accused people who run Baltimore of mismanaging the funds that they receive from the US federal budget. “We’ve given billions to Baltimore they appreciate it,” Trump said. He also tweeted: "Billions of dollars have been pumped in over the years, but to no avail. The money was stolen or wasted. Ask Elijah Cummings where it went. He should investigate himself with his Oversight Committee!"
He also named Baltimore as the "rodent-infested city." The Baltimore Sun replied to these words that it's “better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one."