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Gov. Hogan: Cummings ‘Could Do A Lot More,’ But Other Federal Help Needed

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RadioOnFire.com - Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that Rep. Elijah Cummings could be doing more for Baltimore, but that so could everybody else in Washington.

Hogan spoke to Fox News several days after telling WBAL's C4 that President Donald Trump's tweets criticizing Cummings and Baltimore City were "outrageous and inappropriate."

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that Rep. Elijah Cummings could be doing more for Baltimore, but that so could everybody else in Washington.

"I don't want to characterize Elijah Cummings. I don't think you can put all the blame of Baltimore City on Elijah Cummings, but I also think he could do a lot more to help us," Hogan said. "I'd love to have more help from the White House and from the Congress, frankly, to help the state go in there and help the city. It's really a city problem, but they can't do it by themselves."

Hogan credited federal officials with helping tackle the state's opioid crisis, including a slew of federal indictments announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Robert Hur. Hogan said that if there's a "silver lining" to Trump's comments, it could be in drawing attention to the city's continuing needs.

He highlighted state investment in Baltimore schools and the demolition of vacant homes. He reiterated criticism of state lawmakers for their failure to pass legislation mandating stricter sentences for repeat violent offenders.

Source WBAL
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