Sarbanes Condemns Trump’s Racist Attacks on Rep. Cummings and Baltimore City

During an interview on CNN’s ‘Right Now with Brianna Keilar,’ Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) denounced President Donald J. Trump’s racist Twitter rant about Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and the City of Baltimore.

“It’s a great city. We’re very proud of the city. We’re also very proud of Elijah Cummings. And the president’s attack on the city, and on Cummings, was just wrong. It was meanspirited. It doesn’t accomplish anything to tear down places, like Baltimore City, or tear down leaders, like Elijah Cummings. We should be working together, at all levels, to lift up cities across this country,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “But, you know, Baltimoreans know how to take care of themselves. They definitely know what a ballot box looks like, and they’re gonna be marching to the ballot box next November and that’s where we’ll register our grievances with this president.” 

Congressman Sarbanes continued: “You know what the President’s doing, is he’s revving up his noise machine. This is all about trying to distract people from the fact that he’s just not a very good President. He hasn’t delivered on his promises. He said he was gonna do infrastructure – it’s nowhere to be seen. He said he was gonna lower prescription drug prices – hasn’t done that, in fact he’s attacking the ACA, and would throw 20 million people off of their health care. He said he was gonna clean up corruption in Washington – he’s made it worse. And he said he would protect our country, but he’s not paying any attention to election security issues, even though we know the Russians are coming next year to attack our elections again. So, this is about the President not being effective, not getting the job done for people.”