Rep. Elijah Cummings Promises To Rachel Maddow That Democrats Will Check Trump

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the incoming Chairman of the House Oversight Committee vowed that Democrats are going to put a check on Donald Trump.

Rachel Maddow asked Rep. Cummings, “What should the American people expect from you if and when you’re now set to ascend to run the oversight committee? It’s a very, very powerful position.

Rep. Cummings answered, “They should expect us to do what they have basically told us to do by the numbers that were voted in on the Democratic side. What they are asking for is transparency in their government. They’re asking for honesty, and they’re asking the Congress to simply do its job under the constitution. They understand that every two years we swear to uphold the constitution of the United States of America. And part of that, Rachel, of that oath is about the business of being a check on the executive branch. They should expect that, and I promise you, they will get that.”


Democrats know why they were put back into the majority by the American people. Voters put Democrats in charge of the House to act as a check and end the Trump presidential corruption and crime wave. Rep. Cummings is the man who will be on the oversight front line when it comes to checking this administration.

Donald Trump is going to have a world of trouble on his hands when Democrats officially take control of the House, but his biggest problem is going Rep. Cummings, who should quickly become a very familiar face to the American people.

There is an 18 wheeler of oversight heading for Donald Trump, and the man who will be behind the wheel is Rep. Elijah Cummings.

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