Ocasio-Cortez Attempts To Defend Cummings, Makes Him Look Worse

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intended to defend Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chair of the House Oversight Committee.

She intended to defend him against an attack by President Donald Trump on Saturday is which he blamed Cummings for the state of his district.

“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous.

“His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded.

“Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” he said.

“Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.

“No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!” he said.

But in her defense of the representative the only thing she did was give everyone another reason to doubt his ability.

“Let me tell you a story about Chairman @RepCummings,” she said. “Before new members are assigned to Congressional committees, we have to make our case to the chair.”

“Chairman Cummings was TOUGH. I sat down in his office to make my case for Oversight, and I was quite nervous.

“He looked right at me & said: ‘I am going to ask you plainly: Are you here to do the work?’ People’s lives are at stake in urgent ways on Oversight.

“He demanded excellence, & was watching my every word. I said ‘Yes’ &made my best case incl why & how I wanted to be on the cmte.

“By the end of the mtg, I had no idea if I made the cut. If you look at Oversight, it includes many all-stars of Congress. From @RepRaskin to @RoKhanna.

“Cummings is a legendary coach who brings the best out of everyone. He makes the country better. You want to be on his team,” she said.

The best case she could make for a man whose city is in shambles and who has done nothing about it for decades is that he picked her to be on committee she does not belong on?

That is another reason to question the man’s sanity and fitness for his position, not a defense of his indefensible inaction in fixing Baltimore.

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