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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:11 AM

Elijah Cummings, esteemed longtime Baltimore congressman, has died at 68

Source: CBS News



Representative Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early Thursday at the age of 68, his office said. Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office said. He hadn't returned to work after having a medical procedure that he said would only keep him away for about a week, The Baltimore Sun pointed out.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, a Democrat and 23-year House veteran, was a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and a recent target of intense criticism from the president. Cummings missed two roll call votes Thursday, the first day back following a two-week House recess. He previously released a statement saying he'd be back by the time the session resumed. He hadn't taken part in a roll call vote since Sept. 11. The procedure already caused Cummings to miss a September hearing on Washington, D.C., statehood. The statement didn't detail the procedure. He previously was treated for heart and knee issues.

A sharecropper's son, Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of Mr. Trump's dealings, including probes in 2019 relating to the president's family members serving in the White House. The president responded by criticizing Cummings' district as a "rodent-infested mess" where "no human being would want to live."

The comments came weeks after Mr. Trump drew bipartisan condemnation following his calls for Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now" and go back to their "broken and crime-infested countries." Cummings replied that government officials must stop making "hateful, incendiary comments" that only serve to divide and distract the nation from its real problems, including mass shootings and white supremacy. "Those in the highest levels of the government must stop invoking fear, using racist language and encouraging reprehensible behavior," Cummings said in a speech at the National Press Club.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/elijah-cummings-esteemed-longtime-baltimore-congressman-died-68-today-2019-10-17/



OMG just heard on the radio. There are no words.

Above OP article has now been updated.

Original articles WUSA9/CBS - https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/congressman-elijah-cummings-dies-at-68/65-67da7b61-d4a4-491a-b705-265d359a2b98

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at 68

BALTIMORE -- Congressman Elijah Cummings died on Thursday morning, according to an official from his office.

Congressman Cummings passed away at Johns Hopkins hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.

He has represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1966. Before then he served14 years in the Maryland House of Delegates. During his tenure he made history as the first African American in Maryland to be named Speaker Pro Tem.

This story is developing. We will update as soon as information becomes available.


(note the updated WUSA9 article has an incorrect year of "1966" - should be "1996" )

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at 68

BALTIMORE -- Congressman Elijah Cummings died on Thursday morning, according to an official from his office.

Congressman Cummings passed away at Johns Hopkins hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.

This story is developing. We will update as soon as information becomes available.


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:15 AM

1. Oh no!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:15 AM

2. Oh no😢

My deepest sympathy to his friends and family.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:15 AM

3. Oh no. Oh no. So very sad!! We've lost a leader

At this moment in time we've just lost someone that has led the way for so very long.
Heartbreaking,..........😢

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:16 AM

4. A great man had gone...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:19 AM

5. I am going to miss him.

What a loss for our country.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:23 AM

6. Oh.. That's Heartbreaking.. so

sad and so young!RIP Elijah Cummings!

Mahalo, BRDS

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:24 AM

7. Oh, gawd. I am just numb to hear this and can't help but think back to the ugliness Trump projected

on him and the city of Baltimore.

RIP, Elijah Cummings. You were clearly loved and we thank you for all you did.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:05 PM

134. I agree with you.

I don't know what Representative Cummings' health challenges were, but having to deal with Trump, something at which he was effective, cannot have helped.

RIP to a great man.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:24 AM

8. Very sad news

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:26 AM

9. So very sad

He will be sorely missed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:26 AM

10. What a shock. How sad. He was one of the great ones and we'll miss him terribly.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:26 AM

11. RIP

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:27 AM

12. very sad

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:27 AM

13. Great loss.

Deepest sympathy to his family and friends. I saw him interviewed on "60 Minutes" and was very impressed. Honorable, respected representative. We have lost a truly great patriot.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:29 AM

14. Really sad to hear this!

One of the best this Country has!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:29 AM

15. oh no, i'm in shock. He was a great great man. Rest in Peace Sir. God bless your family & friends

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:38 AM

16. Oh, no!

A loss beyond measure.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:39 AM

17. A tremendous loss of a man who lived his life as an example of how love trumps hate

He will be greatly missed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:44 AM

18. Cross gently, Congressman...



This is terribly sad news. We needed him now, more than ever.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:47 AM

19. Oh, how I will miss this magnificent man.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:47 AM

20. No words.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:55 AM

21. Holy shit!

More proof that life is NOT fair. You know who should have been in his place if this world was fair.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:28 AM

111. In the morning, I start clicking on my favored news links. . .

. . . with a particular dim hope tucked in the back of my mind. Congressman Cummings' passing was not the news that I secretly look forward to reading each day.

On a more respectful note--when I read the headline, I gasped very loudly. I'm not so invested in my interest and experience of the gentleman to actually cry--yet. Maybe that's because I am engaged in an ongoing battle not to cry whenever I read or hear the news.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #111)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:56 PM

140. I believe that you are among about 6 million other Americans

who do the same thing, I know I am one of them.

Too many people have been dying in the past year or so, or maybe I am just noticing it since my dad died 6 months ago. I cry all the time for no reason and the fucking moron does not help to cheer me up. If he were to drop dead tomorrow that would do the trick though.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:04 AM

22. Oh, no. So sorry to lose this great man.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:05 AM

23. Terrible news. A massive loss for the country.

68 is way too young. I'm so sorry for the loss his loved ones and the country has suffered.

He went down fighting for America. He can never be replaced, but he can inspire others to try to emulate his service.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:09 AM

24. We will all miss Representative Cummings.

Elijah Cummings was a kind and caring person who served his district and country well.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:12 AM

25. So sorry to hear that Congressman Elijah Cummings has died.

He was a true patriot and a man of integrity who faithfully upheld his oath of office. May he Rest In Peace.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:18 AM

26. God Bless a True Patriot



Standby for Orange Slice's Tweets;

Based on his history of stepping on graves (John McCain), it won't be long until he does it again.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:23 AM

27. Rest In Peace, Congressman Cummings. We will finish your work.



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Dammit. We needed him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:24 AM

28. 68 is young.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:24 AM

29. Aw, damn!

We lost a good man. A courageous man.

RIP.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:28 AM

30. so very sad to hear this news

he was loved

and deeply appreciated

i am heartbroken



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:33 AM

31. Terrible news. He was a great man.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:34 AM

32. Oh dear!

What a shock and loss for so many!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:35 AM

33. 🕯️

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:49 AM

34. i loved listening to him speak..we have lost one of the great Statesmen ever..

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:50 AM

35. No! Just saw this.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:52 AM

36. Oh Dear God!

What terrible news. He'll be sorely missed. We've lost a true champion.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:55 AM

37. ....

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #37)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:37 AM

104. What Doc Said ...

Also, this sucks ... cuz ... man do we need Men like him right now.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:58 AM

38. So sad!

A truly great man has left the fight. May new fighters step up to continue to fight for human rights and our country! He has been one of my heroes and I will miss his voice in congress. May his passing be gentle.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:58 AM

39. As they said about Lincoln,

...now he belong to the ages.

Rip Mr. Cummings. You will be sorely missed.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #39)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:53 AM

62. 😪

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #39)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:29 AM

84. Beautiful.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:59 AM

40. I am heartbroken..

He is irreplaceable.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:04 AM

41. We have lost a great man.

We have lost a great man.

I weep for our state's loss, and that of our nation as well.

Rest in Peace, Elijah Cummings. Gone too soon.

Thank you for your service and loyalty and dedication to the cause of what's just and what's right.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:10 AM

42. Too sad. What a loss. 😢

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:11 AM

43. OMG, what a shock! What a huge loss! He will be so missed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:18 AM

44. Absolute gut-punch to wake up to this morning. I'm just crushed.

K&R.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:21 AM

45. 68 is so young.

This is terribly sad news. RIP Congressman!

I hope he crossed gently. I am dreading the vomitous response we will inevitably have to endure from the WH.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:21 AM

46. He was the epitome of what a politician SHOULD be...

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:25 AM

47. I bet Trump won't be invited to the funeral

RIP Congressman Cummings

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:29 AM

48. I am shocked and saddened. One of our giants - my respect for him is boundless. What a loss.

Elijah Cummings is irreplaceable.

His family must be devastated. This is so unexpected.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:32 AM

49. Tears, nothing but tears

All must honor his legacy, and carry it on

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:39 AM

50. Oh,no.

That is so sad.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:40 AM

51. ...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:40 AM

52. What a wonderful man and a terrible loss for our Nation



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:42 AM

53. Oh no.

I hope he knew how much he was loved and appreciated. He will be sadly missed by many.

He was an outspoken voice for truth, fairness, and human rights.



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:44 AM

54. I'm heartbroken. RIP Congressman Cummings.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:45 AM

55. He will be greatly missed by many.

Rest in peace, Brother Elijah

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:47 AM

56. A great and honorable man.

He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family, friends and constituents.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:48 AM

57. One of the Great ones.

So sad.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:51 AM

58. What a loss for his family and friends and for this country.

Very sad

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:52 AM

59. RIP

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:53 AM

60. Nooo!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:53 AM

61. What a terrible loss.




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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:55 AM

63. RIP


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:58 AM

64. Say it isn't so!! Such sad news... condolences to the family.


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:59 AM

65. Devastating. A hero, a patriot. A truly honorable, brave American

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:05 AM

66. Nooooooooooooooooo

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:06 AM

67. Oh my.........................I don't tear up often, but this got to me, a sad morning for America.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:06 AM

68. I'm shocked, didn't realize he was in the hospital ...

My condolences to his family, friends & Constituents.

On the official side, the flag is supposed to fly at half staff
for a sitting congressman on the day of the death and the
following day.

How many want to bet that the orange turd in the WH
doesn’t allow the flag to fly at half staff?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:09 AM

69. Very sad news.

RIP Congressman. I’ve admired this man for years.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #69)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:10 AM

70. He will be missed

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:14 AM

71. R.I.P. to a great patriot

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:15 AM

72. Shocked and sad

A great man.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:19 AM

73. A great man has passed.



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:29 AM

74. What a profound loss...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:31 AM

75. Heartbreaking news! 😢

He was such a good man and an inspiration to many.

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:33 AM

76. Utterly awful news

I just wanted to go back to bed when I heard it...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:37 AM

77. What a shock and such a punch to the gut.

We've lost a great man.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:46 AM

78. I woke up to this sad news

We lost a giant; Elijah Cummings is now dancing with the angels. RIP, Elijah.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:47 AM

79. He leaves a void in America's soul

A man of extraordinary grace and wisdom. Let America bathe in the light of his goodness.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:55 AM

80. Heartbreaking news for the Nation.

A real American Hero has passed and we are not exactly minting them new these days.
So very sad.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:01 AM

81. Oh, how very sad

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:07 AM

82. That's so sad and what a shock.

He was one of the greats and will be remembered by history as a trailblazer.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:29 AM

83. A legend and a giant.

 

Struggled and fought for just causes his entire life. Rest in peace our great champion.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:30 AM

85. A giant.

He will be sorely missed as we navigate these difficult days ahead.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:34 AM

86. Heartbreaking news

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:39 AM

87. Grateful for his passionate service, may he rest in peace. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:40 AM

88. Congressman Elijah Cummings - THANK YOU from the American people



Rest In Peace. You are a true patriot!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:41 AM

89. RIP

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:41 AM

90. The country is poorer today :-(

What a loss. And what a shame that after his heroic struggles he passes when the country is in the shape it is and needs the likes of him more than ever. Let's honor his life by continuing his fights.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:50 AM

91. Tweet from Adam Schiff



TEXT
Adam Schiff

@RepAdamSchiff

Elijah Cummings was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountains.

He was our moral and ethical North Star. Now we will be guided by his powerful memory and incomparable legacy.

Rest In Peace, my friend.
33.7K
8:44 AM - Oct 17, 2019

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #91)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:33 AM

113. Okay. NOW, I'm crying. n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:58 AM

92. A Great American - RIP

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:10 AM

93. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, "I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly."

We got to walk with giants.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:13 AM

94. Peaceful passage, sir. Thank you.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:15 AM

95. So sad. Condolences to his family, and to all of us who will miss him. n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:19 AM

96. Heartbreak, hearing this news this morning. What a great man, and what a terrible loss.

We were all blessed by his wisdom, his compassion, his strength and his eloquence.

RIP, Congressman Cummings. You're dancing with the angels, after heroic service here, and you will be remembered with great love and respect.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:20 AM

97. He was an amazing servant to his state and the nation. I will miss him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:21 AM

98. What a tragic loss! We've lost a great Patriot!

I'm absolutely heartbroken!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:25 AM

99. I'm shocked.

I knew he wasn't in the best of health, but I never knew he was that sick. Our country has lost a great public servant, patriot, and human being. This is so sad. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:26 AM

100. I'm in shock...


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:30 AM

101. Rest in power.

I never fully understood the saying till today.

We will not give up the fight that Cummings dedicated his lifes work to make this country a more perfect union.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:32 AM

102. heartbroken At the loss of such dignity.

I kept thinking of the Bowie/Queen song Under Pressure

Because love's such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the (People on streets) edge of the night
And love (People on streets) dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves under pressure

He showed us how to act under pressure with love and compassion.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:32 AM

103. ...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:39 AM

105. OMG....No!

Just No No No!

This man has done so much good for his constituents, his country.....for all of us! Why are the good people taken from us?

I am literally in tears, and I don’t cry that much.

Condolences and much love to his family and friends.

To Elijah: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:51 AM

106. NO! RIP.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:52 AM

107. I'm shocked and saddened

We lost a great man - one whom I adored.

As I collect my thoughts, I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:11 AM

108. Ohhh........damn

Had heard nothing about him being ill, and in the hospital.

He was everything tRump is not. A fine example of morality and patriotism.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:13 AM

109. This really sucks

You will be sorely missed, Rep. Cummings.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:14 AM

110. It's a big loss

RIP Elijah

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:30 AM

112. Oh no

What a great human being. A terrible loss.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:34 AM

114. Peace, strength and healing to the Cummings Family.

Rest in peace Elijah, you will be greatly missed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:34 AM

115. Omg...Well,I know he wanted to see Trump Impeached...

Its sad he will not get to see it.. but we will carry on, on this sad. sad day... とても
悲しい ね。
なんて悲しい日。彼は逃されます。

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #115)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:47 AM

118. He fought the good fight, RIP champion of righteousness

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #118)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:50 AM

121. honto. Seishikina sayonara. Kono tabi wa goshushosamadesu.

ほんと。せいしきな さよなら。このたびは わ ご愁傷様です。お悔やみ申し上げます (O-kuyami moshiagemasu, “I offer my condolences”)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:40 AM

116. I am in tears.

Rest in peace Elijah Cummings. Sleep with the Angels.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:40 AM

117. I am gutted.

I also gasped and cried, "Oh no!" at the news. My heart goes out to his family, his friends, and his colleagues. May those remaining behind redouble their efforts to finish the tasks he began, including the handling of our current White House 'problem.'

Sir, you are greatly missed. Respect.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:47 AM

119. I am heartbroken

over this news. What a truly great man Elijah Cummings was.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:47 AM

120. RIP

You were a lion, Mr. Cummings, and will be missed!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:51 AM

122. One of the greatest!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:53 AM

123. .





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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:55 AM

124. He always cared so much. He can never be replaced. Occupied such a huge place in the national heart.

Seems unthinkable for Congress to be without his presence, and wisdom.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:59 AM

125. This makes me very sad

Godspeed Congressman.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:04 AM

126. Heartbreaking...what a sad loss

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:23 AM

127. My Congressman!

You will be greatly missed, Elijah!

Run free in those Elysian Fields!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:27 AM

128. A tremendous loss for us all

This news was an awful surprise this morning. Condolences to everyone.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #128)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:34 AM

130. It was a gut punch for me at 5 o'clock this morning ET



(good morning to you otherwise )

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #130)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 02:28 PM

154. Gut punch here, too

Aloha BRDS!
I just saw this and am happy to get a wave from you. Of course, the circumstances could be better!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:31 AM

129. A great loss for humanity. He may choose to return, bringing with him his large soul. Or he may try

Influence souls from afar. One thing we can be confident of: his soul will not rest easy unless it is trying to help our poor planet. A life so well lived. ❤❤❤ Thank you for the gift of having your presence among us.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:41 AM

131. Irreplaceable.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:48 AM

132. what a life he has led! very sad news

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:51 AM

133. Vaya con Dios, Great Man. Thank you for your presence, your

service to us all, and your shining example. You are sorely missed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:49 PM

135. What a loss for the country

and in particular, his district. He cared passionately about the people in his district, which included Baltimore. I live in Maryland, although not in his district. Everyone in the state, regardless of party, knows him as a lion in the House. His dedication, his understanding, and his compassion will always be remembered.

RIP, Rep. Cummings. You'll be missed by the people in your district, in the state of Maryland, and in the country. Thank you for your service.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:00 PM

136. Gods speed

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:11 PM

137. I had no idea he was sick!?!?!

...Geez...This is so incredibly SAD! I have issues with neuropathic pain from a spinal cord injury that will flare up with changes in barometric pressure/changes in weather & sometimes cause me to go without sleep for stretches of time causing psychosis. I've not been sleeping well lately & when I heard about his death of the news at 0330 this morning it honestly didn't seem real!!

...Obviously I didn't know U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings personally but(And I know some people will probably poo-poo on this but its me)he was one of those handful of, maybe two handfuls, of public figures whether elected, sports figure or actress/actor, etc., who happen to either support a lot of the same issues you do &/or you just feel they're GOOD PEOPLE. Yeah, sometimes you end up being wrong but most of the time NOT...Because, at least for me anyway, it takes special folks to work their way into my from a distance.

...I just felt U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings was one of the GOOD FOLKS & its incredibly SAD to know he is gone.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #137)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:17 PM

144. Agreed.

I wonder if the kind of illegitimacy of the Administration was too much to oversee. And it proves once again that trump has no heart.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:41 PM

138. Thank you, Mr. Cummings, from a sharecropper's granddaughter

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:45 PM

139. A stunning low blow.

It feel like murder. He was a Christian Soldier in the only good sense of that term. We lost so much with his passing.

Rest in Peace Congressman Cummings. Your brought honor to your title.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:16 PM

141. What a great guy! So sad.

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:59 PM

142. Shocked at this!

He will be truly missed!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:52 PM

143. what a gut punch. this news took my breath this morning.

Our nation is worse, because of it. He was a lion. 😢

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:20 PM

145. to some...

...68 years of age is old...to people my age, 68 years is young, too young for a man this great to pass...

...The Honorable Representative Elijah Cummings will be sorrowfully missed and I feel may never be replaced...he casted a large shadow of moral righteousness over this nation...today more than ever we need that righteous shadow, we need Elijah Cummings, but

...sadly, the good die young, too young...RIP Elijah

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:04 PM

146. RIP

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:20 PM

147. I had no idea he was even sick...

I was so shocked this morning when I heard the news...….

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:34 PM

148. Very Very Sad... Loved to see & hear him speak...

 

He could really tell it straight with authority and his compassion and integrity were palpable... Loved the man...

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Response to retcon (Reply #148)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:23 AM

155. welcome to DU

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:02 PM

149. Too soon



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:43 PM

150. I wish we knew more about what happened.

He had surgery around a month ago, and never left the hospital.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 02:56 AM

151. His motner just died last year. She was 91.

At least he was religious and believed they would be reunited in Heaven.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #151)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:12 AM

153. One of the MSNBC hosts played a clip of him during a hearing mentioning his mother.

They said that both his parents were pastors.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 03:08 AM

152. he gave of himself


Steve Kroft: So you like to be among your constituents?

Rep. Elijah Cummings: I like to be among my constituents. Let me tell you something man, if I don't do well in this block I'm in trouble. I mean, if you wanna take a poll, if I lost in this block I might as well go-- I might as well stay home.

When riots broke out in Baltimore three years ago after the death of a young black man, Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in the back of a police van, Cummings gained national attention walking the troubled neighborhoods trying to keep the peace. He is part of the city's fabric.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/elijah-cummings-the-2019-60-minutes-interview-2019-10-17/

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