Baltimore, MD (May 2, 2019)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement on the resignation of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh:

“I wish Mayor Pugh the best as she continues to restore her health.  No one ever questioned her passion for Baltimore City and its citizens, and I commend her for making this decision to put our City first.  

“I have every confidence in the leadership of Mayor Young, and I ask that you join me in giving him our full support.  Over the past month he has demonstrated his strong commitment to Baltimore and his ability to direct the City along the right path.

“I am pleased that we can now collectively move forward and be the architects and builders of the kind of City we dream of for ourselves and those yet unborn.  Baltimore’s strength has been tested before, and we have proven that our City is full of hard-working people who strive every single day to make Baltimore a better place in which to live and work.

“We will continue this fight together, working to shape the destiny of Baltimore as a city in which we all can be proud.”