Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings At Age 68

Obituary-Funeral: Elijah Cummings a powerful Democratic Congressman has passed away. He died at the age of 68. Until his death, Elijah was a prominent Maryland politician. His death was as a result of an unspecified, “long-standing” illness in Baltimore.

“Cummings, who was 68, died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he was one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, and played a key role in the House Democrats’ ongoing efforts to impeach Trump,” reports Fox News.

“I was shocked and saddened to learn the news this morning of my dear friend’s passing,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a fellow Maryland Democrat, said in a statement. “Elijah Cummings was a man of principle, patriotism, and conviction, whose loss will be deeply felt throughout the State of Maryland and our country.”

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“My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!” tweeted President Trump.

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