[Ed. – Out of the mouths of baldies.]
Rep. Elijah Cummings claimed today that divisiveness in the United States has gotten so toxic that his 10-year-old niece asked him whether they were “going to be put in cages.”
The Maryland Democrat, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee who has regularly clashed with the White House during his investigations into the Trump administration, related the story during a Wednesday speech.
He expressed anger over the deaths in El Paso and Dayton and said that America is “done with” hateful rhetoric, mass shootings, and white supremacist domestic terrorism, and that he was reminded of a conversation he’d had with his niece over the weekend.
“She said, ‘Uncle Elijah, are they going to put us in cages? Are they going to put us in cages?’ This is coming from a 10-year-old,” said Cummings.