CNN reached out to the White House for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
Cummings confirmed the incident in a statement Friday, but said that the individual did not gain access into his home.
“I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house,” Cummings said. “I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.”
Nikki Haley, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations, has criticized the President’s jab at Cummings.
“This is so unnecessary,” Haley responded to Trump’s tweet seeming to making light of the recent burglary attempt at Cummings’ home.
Since leaving the administration, Haley has largely avoided overt criticism of the President.
Haley, who left her post as Trump’s first ambassador in October 2018, had defended the President ‘s remarks about Baltimore earlier this week.
“Instead of all this back and forth about who everyone thinks is racist and whose not, the President just offered to help the people of Baltimore. They should take him up on it. Let’s put the same energy into where it will make a difference,” Haley tweeted.
Trump attacks Cummings and Baltimore
Cummings’ committee has also launched a number of investigations into the Trump administration related to Trump’s finances and White House practices, including security clearances and Hatch Act violations.
Trump’s tirade against Cummings was the latest verbal assault against a minority member of Congress who is a frequent critic of the President.
Last month, Trump — in racist language that was later condemned by a House resolution — told four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Three of the four were born in the US, and the fourth is a naturalized US citizen.
At a rally in Cincinnati Thursday night, Trump claimed Baltimore’s homicide rate is higher than in countries like El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Cummings served for decades in the city Trump attacked
Responding to some of the President’s tweets over the weekend — in which Trump suggested the congressman needed to spend more time fixing his district — Cummings said on Twitter: “Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”
Cummings grew up in the Civil Rights era and recently discussed how, even at a young age, he was part of that movement to integrate parts of his neighborhood.
The Maryland Democrat said Trump’s racist remarks regarding four other members of Congress echoed the same insults he heard as a 12-year-old boy in 1962, which he said were “very painful.”
“The interesting thing is that I heard the same chants. ‘Go home. You don’t belong here,'” he told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “And they called us the N-word over and over again.”
CNN’s Kevin Liptak, Jeremy Diamond and Tara Subramaniam contributed to this report.