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Reflections on Elijah Cummings from a political rival by Myles Hoenig Published by Press TV By Myles Hoenig There aren’t many politicians in America who deserve the praise that Elijah Cummings had earned over the years. He was respected by all in Congress, and by many of his Republican rivals. He was a fighter for civil right all his life, and represented the most economically exploited citizens of Baltimore, first as a member of the State House of Delegates and then in the US Congress. Yes, he did represent part of Baltimore City that is “rat-infested”, as President Trump liked to equate all of Baltimore (at least where black Americans lived) and by extension Mr. Cummings himself. Donald Trump has a lifetime history of racism, being the son of an alleged Ku Klux Klan member. In 2016 I ran against Mr. Cummings for Congress as a Green Party candidate. I garnered only 3% but it was the largest vote for the Green Party in the Baltimore area for a candidate for the House of Repr…

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