For this week's GC profile, I spoke with de Blasio's counsel, @lipak23 , about pandemic-related closures, police reform, and the election — as well as a lesson shared with him by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.
"Elijah felt so urgently about the need to warn people about the danger of Donald Trump." Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, joins @ABCNewsLive to discuss her late husband, the upcoming presidential election and more.
“He spent basically the last year of his life writing this book, in part to warn the American people that Donald Trump absolutely should not get a second term in office.” - Maya Rockeymoore Cummings on her late husband, Rep. Elijah Cummings’ autobiography “We’re better than this”
President Trump tweeted that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district is a “rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” It’s @VictorBlackwell’s home district. “When he tweets about infestation, it's about black and brown people,” Blackwell says.
It’s going to be difficult to sleep tonight & I know for many nights to come. My dear friend Rep. Elijah Cummings is gone. I’m going to miss him. He called me his mentor, but I considered him the finest public policymaker I ever worked with. Love you forever! #ElijahCummings
I am in Baltimore. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district. I spent all day speaking with dozens of people who live in Rep. Cummings’ district. Some have lived here +60 years. I learned so much. Before continuing, ask yourself: Do you want to know the truth? Here it is… *thread @TPUSA *
When President @realDonaldTrump spends more time and energy denouncing Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore than he does denouncing right-wing extremists who often traffic in hate and white nationalism, it shows his priorities are un-American and way off balance.