‘We know the Bible’: Far-right conspiracy theorist says Elijah Cummings death was God’s revenge for taking on Trump


During an interview with Maryland pastor Stacey Shiflett, far-right conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald spent much of the segment attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died this week at the age of 68.

On his Thursday MC Files broadcast, McDonald — who has spread conspiracy theories, including one about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff — theorized that Cummings’ death was related to his opposition to President Trump.

“We know the Bible. You’ve got a leader that has been in office for over 30 years, that opened the door on unfettered abortion in this country. His civil rights icon status was a joke because he did nothing to bring rights to his people; all he did was divide, all he did was play the race card,” McDonald said.

He went on to say Cummings had been waging “a cooked, deceptive, demonic attempt” to take down the president.

“Everything that he’s done has been nothing but try to take this president out,” he said. “I believe that God had had enough, and God moved.”

Cummings died suddenly early Thursday morning in Baltimore. A central figure in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump, the Maryland Democrat was reportedly still signing subpoenas related to the inquiry in his final hours. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Friday that he will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol building.

Cummings leaves behind his wife Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is the chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party and is expected to run for his House seat.

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