Representative Elijah Cummings: “What goes around comes around”
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 28th May 2019
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Representative Elijah Cummings smiles for the 60 Minutes cameras. (Photo credit/60 Minutes)

Folks, believe it or not, the comments below came from Rep. Elijah Cummings as part of another bid to solicit campaign contributions. The date of this particular solicitation was April 23, 2019.

Buzz, this country is in the middle of a storm. A storm brought about by the corruption and malfeasance of the president [sic] and his allies.

The most important question is not whether this storm will end. It’s what we’re doing to survive the storm and emerge stronger in its aftermath. Generations yet unborn will look back at this time and wonder what we did to reverse the damage that has been done to our country.

The extremely volatile words in describing Mr. Cummings request for money were particularly troubling since these vitriolic remarks were aimed at the President of the United States. Mr. Cummings also made accusations of “corruption and malfeasance” directly aimed at President Trump, which was also disconcerting, and left us with several questions:

Did Congressman Cummings not read the Mueller Report? What does Mr. Cummings mean when he refers to the President and his allies? Does Congressman Cummings really believe that, despite more than two years of investigation that cost an unprecedented amount of money and number of FBI agents involved, the “storm” truly has passed?

We’re sure Congressman Cummings has heard the phrase, “What goes around comes around.”

Does Mr. Cummings recall the days when he faced some rather serious personal issues, according to this article in The Baltimore Sun?

Cummings appears to have violated campaign finance law by having a donor co-sign a loan that supplied $15,000 for his first House campaign, attorneys knowledgeable about that law say.

The Sun article also describes some IRS issues involving Mr. Cummings. Despite this faux pas, according to the watchdog website OpenScretes.org, Cummings net worth in 2015 was $1,185.006.

The irony, or twist if you will, comes from the most recent incident involving Rep. Cummings.

According to the Washington Examiner, Mr. Cummings is in the crosshairs of another controversy, this time involving his wife’s charity and the filing of a formal IRS complaint by a watchdog group.

Rockeymoore’s nonprofit group and LLC have mutual clients, donors, and projects and were located at the same address and share a phone number. The National Legal and Policy Center’s IRS complaint claims that they “appear to operate almost as a single entity, allowing for an illegal private benefit for Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and her husband.”

Now that we know about this troublesome situation for Mr. Cummings and his wife, we wonder if the pleas for donations will benefit the congressman’s campaign coffers or his legal fees.

As always, our motto is, “You read; you decide.”