Hillary Clinton used Elijah Cummings’ funeral in Baltimore Friday to make a Biblical dig at Donald Trump and Wife Melania Trump.
The former secretary of state said that like Cummings, who died this month at 68, the prophet ‘stood against corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.’
She did not name the president – but her message could hardly have been clearer; Cummings was one of the leaders of the current impeachment inquiry into the president.
Her comment drew loud applause from a crowd gathered to honor the late House Oversight Committee chairman in Baltimore, with two former presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in attendance, but no White House official representative.
Ahab was a corrupt and evil king of Israel; Jezebel was his wife, a Phoenician princess who adorned herself in fine clothing and jewelry, and worshiped the false god Baal, only to ultimately meet her doom. In the Old Testament Elijah brought the kingdom of Israel back to the true path of God.
‘Our Elijah could call down fire from heaven. But he also prayed and worked for healing,’ Clinton said.
‘Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood again corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel,’ she said.
‘He weathered storms and earthquakes, but he never lost his faith,’ Clinton said.
‘And he looked out for the vulnerable among us. And he kept reminding us, life is no dress rehearsal,’ she added.
‘The American people want to live their lives without fear of their leaders,’ Clinton said, ‘and as leaders, we have a responsibility to keep the promises made when running for office to make the lives of Americans better,’ she said