Meadows, who was involved in the fight between Trump and Cummings because of his close relationship with both men, said in a text message to CNN political commentator Rick Santorum, a former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, that Monday's news on CNNs "The Lead with Jake Tapper" read.
Santorum said Meadows had given him permission to read the message publicly.
"Nobody works harder for his district than Elijah," Meadows said in the text message. "He is passionately interested in the people he represents, and no, Elijah is not a racist, I'm friends with President Trump and Chairman Cummings, I know both well and no one is a racist."
Santorum said Meadows had also offered to go to Baltimore with Trump to evaluate the city.
"You're one of my best friends, I know a lot of people are shocked," Cummings said after the Meadows incident.
"And so does Mr. Chairman," Meadows replied.
Trump has recently attacked minority legislators and leaders to define the Democratic Party while strengthening its base prior to the 2020 presidential election.