Talking about living in denial.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) rejected the idea that Democratic political leaders were responsible for problems in Baltimore on Wednesday

“Chris, come on Chris,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.” “You know, it’s not about personalities, it’s about policy. And you know, and I know, that a lot of the policies coming down from Washington, coming down from the state actually too, but coming from Washington are not necessarily kind to urban areas, but particularly lately.”

Some conservatives have suggested that Baltimore, where riots broke out last week over police mistreatment of minorities, is the result of failed liberal policies. Baltimore last had a Republican mayor in 1967.