Tonight three of Maryland's Democratic Congressman held a town-hall meeting at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Before the event, as he was walking in, Owen Andrews asked Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD-07) if he agreed with Congressman Jamie Raskin that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act was unconstitutional.
Congressman Cummings said that he agreed that the bill was unconstitutional:
Owen: "I'm the Baltimore chapter leader of Jewish Voice for Peace and I wanted to thank you for not co-sponsoring the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. And I wondered if you had heard Senator Van Hollen and Congressman Raskin's reasons why they are not co-sponsoring it. That they say it is potentially unconstitutional. And whether you share that view."
"Yeah, Raskin and I talked about it at length. He's on my committee. Yeah, I do share that view."
Watch Congressman Cummings' statement here.
We thank and applaud Congressman Cummings for taking this position.