FAU Maryland Assembly

The Republican governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, on Monday denounced President Trump’s criticism of Baltimore as “outrageous and inappropriate” after the president attacked Representative Elijah Cummings, calling his Baltimore-area district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

While discussing the comments, Hogan pointed out that just 14 hours prior to Trump’s tweets, he gave a televised address on the fact that governors have found a way to move forward, but “Washington is just completely consumed with angry and divisive politics.” 

“Why are we not focused on solving the problems and getting to work?” Hogan asked. “Instead of who’s tweeting what [and] who’s calling whom names.”

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“Why are we not focused on solving the problems and getting to work?” Hogan said on the C4 radio show. “Instead of who’s tweeting what [and] who’s calling whom names.”

“Washington is just completely consumed with angry and divisive politics,” the governor lamented. “We’re doing a lot of things, but we sure could use some help from the White House and from the Congress.”

Hogan pressed that many officials are working to fight violence with 500 additional police officers sent to Baltimore, around 2,000 arrests, stricter sentencing for repeat offenders, tearing down 4,000 buildings through Project C.O.R.E and investing $5 billion into the city. 

“We’re doing a lot of things, but we sure could use some help from the White House and from the Congress,” Hogan said. 

In the case of Baltimore POTUS has given us an opportunity to develop a new Comprehensive Economic Strategy to address the regions poverty called #BaltimoresCEDS Coalition

This gives us a chance to ask the Governor for help.

Baltimore Chapter

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