WATCH: Cummings Admitted Baltimore a “Drug Infested Area” in 1999

On Wednesday, President Trump’s campaign released newly uncovered video from a 1999 Congressional hearing, during which Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings lamented the condition of the city of Baltimore.

“This morning, I left my community of Baltimore: a drug-infested area, where a lot of the drugs we are talking about today have already taken the lives of so many children,” said Cummings.

The Maryland Democrat went on to declare that “The same children that I watched 14 or 15 years ago, as they grew up, now [are] walking around like zombies.”

Curiously, Cummings’ use of the word “infested” has raised eyebrows among conservative pundits, in light of the media and Democrats’ outrage over similar remarks made by President Trump while condemning the dilapidated city.

The irony of Cummings’ comments was not lost on conservatives, who flocked to social media to opine.

Many pointed out that after 20 years of service as an elected representative, Cummings appears to have done little to address the sweeping troubles faced by the city of Baltimore.