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House Democrat And Trump Nemesis Elijah Cummings Dies

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Update: Cummings’ widow has released a statement praising her late husband of working “until his last breath” because he “believed in our democracy.”

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Elijah Cummings, the long-serving Democratic congressman and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, has passed away at the age of 68. Cummings has been a major figure in Democratic politics during the Trump era. As chairman of the House oversight committee, he has been deeply involved into investigations into President Trump.

Recently, Cummings was the target of a spate of angry Trump tweets as the president raged about “rat-infested” Baltimore and Maryland’s 7th district, which Cummings represents.

He is also a key figure in the House’s impeachment investigation into Trump.

According to a statement released by his office, the Congressman died at approximately 2:45 am Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”

Born and raised in Baltimore, Cummings served 14 years in the Maryland House of Delegates and became the first African American in Maryland history to be named Spearker Pro Tempore, the speaker who presides in the speaker’s absence. He was first elected to represent the 7th district in 1996, and was roughly halfway through his 12th term in office when he died. After growing up on the racially-charged streets of Baltimore in the 1950s and 60s, Cummings eventually won respect in Congress for having marched with Dr. King and become a major voice in the civil rights movement. He eventually became chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and was also recognized as Hillary Clinton’s chief defender during the Benghazi hearings back in 2014 and 2015 as the ranking member on the select committee on Benghazi.

via zerohedge

36 COMMENTS

  1. “He worked until his last breath..”, at what? Making sure his Maryland district has more rats and garbage in the streets than LA?
    Let’s not eulogize a Liberal Democrat who for decades did nothing for his Maryland district except enrich himself.

      • Condolences to his family but he did this to himself by going after innocent Americans and the duly elected president of the United States. God always has plan and his was not included in God’s plan anymore. The devil has no power over God’s grace.

    • Sorry this man died.ALL humanity dies sometime. Yet the continued inferences that the rant by our president, some how made him die is ridiculous!!! He obviously had more medic issues as only 68.
      Money cannot get u everything, esp. THE LOVE OF MONEY.
      So in my mind he had this problem, or would have done something to clean up his district! Our president is older and every second of his life as our president is being tortured! Thank God he has self esteem. & believes he is doing right for this country when few ever did b 4 him! Unconventional as he is seen as but that is what the people wanted after 8 years of disappointment in Obama!
      So, many times I watched this man many times get so upset as leading in Congress, it is no wonder as he heard from the other side this none agreement in what he allowed to go on, making him furious. Stress can kill. I wonder why it has not killed our president?
      Maybe belief in his country trying to b over taken by socialism/ communism has made him turn to God, Pence & many others for good advice. His family as well so supportive.
      Jealousy on parts of others is disgusting.
      Each are created equal in this world, it is what you do with you blessings & gifts.God bless America & our president despite the hell he has had to pay for others years of mistakes!!!

    • Breaking: Longtime US Democratic Congressman and #NeverTrumper Elijah Cummings from Baltimore Passes Away…should have read this way…Breaking: Longtime US Democratic Congressman and #NeverTrumper Elijah Cummings from Baltimore dropped dead at the swamp bank with stash rolls of $50 gold coins and $1000 bills cover his corpse. what good is to gain the whole world and lose your own soul? GOOD RIDDEN!!! remember Ananias and Sapphira in the book of Acts? the pallbearer is knocking at her mansion door.

    • and the wifie wants too prolong the agony of stupidity. of course it needs too be stated the population of his district is 90% black and has more burned-out housing than anywhere in the city.

  2. He worked up and to his last minute of life, seeing how he could squeeze one more dime out of the American taxpayers, to add to his coffer. As you can tell, I didn’t respect the man. I did not want him dead, just wanted him out of congress, retired. Baltimore needs a good man to help them reclaim the beautiful city they once had. Cummings was not the man for the job, he was way to worried about claiming his wealth and reputation off the taxpayer’s dime and hard work. RIP Mr. Cummings, that’s as far as I’ll go.

  3. He was under investigation himself for fraud. He had 12 children by different women on a salary of $175,000 His support payments where hefty.
    His wife glares wife undger investigation for money laundering
    And shady dealings where did the money go in his district to help his people

    I believe all of that caught up with him when under pressure about his finance and possible shady dealings causes medical problems

    I believe all of his decietfulness caught up him.

    I only feel for his children they lost a father
    AND ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM NOW FOR THE THINGS HE HAS DONE IB HIS LIFE

    DO I BELIVE HE HELPED HIS PEOPLE. NO I DONT ONCE THEIR HE TURNED HIS BACK

    I ALWAYS WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND. ITS HIS JUDGEMENT DAY WITH GOD.
    THE PAST FEW MONTHS AND HIS ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOR SERIOUSLY QUESTIONABL AND UNCONGRESSMAN LIKE

  4. What a sad legacy that there will be few positive remarks to say about the man. I won’t miss him either. The corruption makes me sick to my stomach throughout his party.

  5. Thank God he is gone! I hope his soul is with God, but we can emit a sigh of relief that he is no longer in American politics. Enough obstruction and corruption. Let’s hope his wife’s shady activities and corrupt money laundering are squelched.
    Now we can make way for a Republican to take his place.
    MAGA!
    VOTE RED!!!

  6. No big deal . He was just another hate mongering racist communist with a penchant fo taking care of his own needs using our monies.

  7. This is very old news—–At 86 years old he was doing little more than changing his depends, we need mandatory retirement ages for the whole bunch of career leaches

  8. Good bye you demon. Good ridance too an unsmerican deep state nitwit. I am very happy with one less demon demoncrat too deal with.

  9. I can see by the comments on here he was universally loved by all.

    The guy was a lying bastard who would not know the truth if it bit him on his fat ass. America shines a little brighter today now that he is gone.

  10. I did not have any respect for this so called human being.
    But I get no pleasure from his death . Yes he was corrupt, mean spirited and a socialist scumbag . But I hope god will have mercy on him because we are all fallen and in need of our lord to save us no mean words for this man will do any justice to your self in the eyes of god . May he now see the truth the real truth and nothing but the truth (jesus christ) RIP mr.cummings.

  11. No boo hoo from me. He was corrupt and proved it everyday. Had no business in any leadership roll. His child bride hooked on his coat tails to enjoy his windfall with corruption.

  12. What an epitaph! all these negative comments. I too am glad he is gone. I wonder if he took some of his ill gotten money with him

  13. I was proud yesterday, 10-18-19, to see so many American flags in Augusta, Georgia NOT flying at half-staff. Send a film crew to drive around the district he represented and record his legacy. If the only way to get rid of entrenched politicians is for them to die – so be it! They must pick up the pace – one per week seems fair. Farewell Elijah Cummings, no one will miss you and plenty will celebrate your death.

    • What gets me is, the media was lauding his loyal Baltimore Baptist church attendance the other night. He believed in killing babies, adultery, money schemes, backroom dealings; and he was a Baptist?

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