Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68.
His friends and co-workers took to Twitter to pay their respects.
Devastating news about a good and decent man who was an extraordinary public servant. He was the moral and ethical conscience we desperately need right now. I was proud to call him my friend. 💔 https://t.co/31tZcLdNGK
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) October 17, 2019
Today our country lost a true leader. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a friend, a passionate fighter for justice, and a powerful voice of moral conscience in our government who served his country for decades with dignity and integrity. I’m blessed to have known him. #RIPElijah
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 17, 2019
Saddened to hear of the passing of a great statesman that I truly admired, US Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. May he rest in power. pic.twitter.com/FhmuPO7WWw
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) October 17, 2019
We have lost a good and gracious man, someone who brought tremendous integrity, moral clarity and enormous heart to our work and the Halls of Congress.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) October 17, 2019
Fox News reports Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades and was a vocal critic of President Trump, died early Thursday after battling health problems, his office said in a statement.
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.
His office said in a brief statement that he died “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” Cummings had been in ill health the past few years, navigating the Capitol in a motorized cart and using a walker.
“He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity,” his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, said Thursday.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com