I must say that Elijah Cummings is a very fine person. He's well educated. He is a fellow attorney. He is absolutely NOT a racist in any fashion. He leads a group of African-American and Jewish kids every year to Israel as an educational event. (See,
His district is about 55% African American, but, due to Maryland's ridiculous gerrymandering, it also has lots of suburban white voters who re-elect Cong. Cummings by huge margins, year after year.
His decency and intelligence compares quite favorably with that of the rodent in chief.