Elijah Cummings was The Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee was 68. Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” according to a statement released by his office. Cummings was a key figure in investigating President Trump.

Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Elijah Cummings’ wife, said her husband worked until the day he died because he believed “our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity.”

The Maryland Democratic Party issued a statement on the congressman’s death, which included Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’ statement.

“He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity and that our nation’s diversity was our promise, not out problem,” her statement reads.

“It’s been an honor to walk by his side on this incredible journey. I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.”

President Trump has sent his first tweet of the day —makinig no mention of Elijah Cummings death, however he did criticize democrats

Trump instead quote tweeted Jim Jordan who wrote that “Dems’ message is weak and destructive.” With Trump adding: “This is the real story. Thank you Jim!”

President Trump has not commented on the unexpected death of Congressman Cummings — someone who has clashed publicly with the President. Cummings was the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, one of the panels involved in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.

Earlier this year, Trump tweeted disparaging remarks toward Cummings and his Maryland district, which includes much of Baltimore, calling the majority black district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” We have cameras ready should flags be ordered to lower at the White House.


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