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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:59 PM

Elijah Cummings 'signed subpoenas from his hospital bed' for Trump impeachment before his death

Source: Independent UK

Elijah Cummings was kept busy to the very end of his life leading an investigation into Donald Trump before passing away at the age of 68 on Wednesday, his aides have said.

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee was signing subpoenas from his hospital bed, one aide told the New York Times.

He also helped lead a Democratic caucus conference call.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Mr Cummings as a “north star” who spoke with “unsurpassed clarity and moral integrity” on the House floor.

Ms Pelosi, who grew up in the city Mr Cummings represented, said he was her “brother in Baltimore” during a press conference on Thursday, adding: “We’ve all lost a friend … I’m devastated by the loss.”

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/elijah-cummings-trump-impeachment-death-subpoena-house-investigation-baltimore-a9160436.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true&utm_source=reddit.com



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Reply Elijah Cummings 'signed subpoenas from his hospital bed' for Trump impeachment before his death (Original post)
mucifer Oct 17 OP
madaboutharry Oct 17 #1
spooky3 Oct 17 #2
targetpractice Oct 17 #3
MBS Oct 17 #11
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #40
MontanaMama Oct 17 #4
Leghorn21 Oct 17 #5
MBS Oct 17 #12
FM123 Oct 17 #6
Autumn Oct 17 #7
Kind of Blue Oct 17 #8
Marie Marie Oct 17 #9
Kind of Blue Oct 17 #17
Botany Oct 17 #19
Judi Lynn Oct 17 #23
Jopin Klobe Oct 17 #10
sobenji Oct 17 #20
Auggie Oct 17 #25
Vinca Oct 17 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 17 #18
NCjack Oct 17 #24
SunSeeker Oct 17 #14
Collimator Oct 17 #15
BigmanPigman Oct 17 #16
bluestarone Oct 17 #21
irisblue Oct 17 #22
SCVDem Oct 17 #26
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 17 #27
napi21 Oct 17 #28
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 17 #30
napi21 Oct 17 #33
bottomofthehill Oct 17 #29
Dem2theMax Oct 17 #31
DemoTex Oct 17 #32
fleabiscuit Oct 17 #34
riversedge Oct 17 #35
herding cats Oct 17 #36
MustLoveBeagles Oct 17 #37
melm00se Oct 18 #38
NurseJackie Oct 18 #39
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #41
NurseJackie Oct 18 #42
Hotler Oct 18 #43
calimary Oct 18 #44
Baltimike Oct 18 #45
PatrickforO Oct 18 #46
BootinUp Oct 18 #47

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:01 PM

1. He was a great American patriot.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:03 PM

2. heartbreaking, how much he loved his fellow Americans, and that he is gone so soon. nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:04 PM

3. Good Lord... Amazing...

...One thing I've been sad about today is that Representative Cummings did not live long enough to see this nightmare come to an end. I hope he was at peace knowing he is a hero to us all, and, literally, fought for us until his last breath.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:35 PM

11. + 1 million.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:21 AM

40. We have to finish what he started. We can do this.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:05 PM

4. You bet he did.

Because Rep Cummings loves his country. I'm so sad that he's gone...sadder that he didn't get to vote to impeach the MF shitting his pants on AF1 right now.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:09 PM

5. Oh how we loved you, Elijah

Always did, always will

We’ll carry forth in your honor, and we WILL make you proud

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:36 PM

12. YES!!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:09 PM

6. Brother in Baltimore.

That was so touching. I have been teary eyed all day....

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:10 PM

7. A great loss to our country.

RIP

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:13 PM

8. And now I understand what his wife meant by, "He Worked Until His Last Breath."

I'm just numb by his passing

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:19 PM

9. Just too sad

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:54 PM

17. "I'm going to do what feeds my soul," as Rep. Cummings once said

as the best way to honor him right now, Marie Marie

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:57 PM

19. Sad but wonderful too

He no doubt knew that the end was near but he kept fighting for all of us. I doubt I would
have 1/10 of his grace and courage.

We walked with a giant.

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Response to Botany (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:21 PM

23. Great comment. So true. n/t

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:27 PM

10. Elijah Cummings 'signed subpoenas from his hospital bed' for Trump impeachment before his death ...

... God bless his soul ...

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Response to Jopin Klobe (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:01 PM

20. This!!

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Response to Jopin Klobe (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:39 PM

25. A Democrat who died with his boots on

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:37 PM

13. I sure wish he'd lived long enough to see the orange menace run out of town.

When Trump is gone, much of the credit should go to Cummings. We're sure going to miss Elijah Cummings.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:56 PM

18. Yes.

Sigh. Heartbreaking. 😪
We have to win over The Scumbag.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:25 PM

24. Yes, but he was the first to see those signed subpoenas. nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:41 PM

14. Serving America until his last dying breath.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:45 PM

15. Damn, Man!

(As in boo-yah!)

Signing subpoenas on his deathbed?! They say that "dying declarations" are the most sincere and profound truths that we can make.

Mr. Cummings gave his last, full measure for his country.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:54 PM

16. He worked more in his hospital bed than

the fucking moron has done in his entire life. He also had more patriotism in his little finger than the entire tRump clan put together.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:01 PM

21. He knew and felt the importance of this!

God bless him!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:06 PM

22. RW Twitter keyboard 'experts' have been wailing & honking over this already

The letter *E* in his signature is very very involving to them

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:44 PM

26. I can think of NO republican

Who has that level of respect!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:50 PM

27. He'll really be missed. But signing subpoenas for the Trump impeachment investigation

is one of the best ways to go out that I can think of.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:00 PM

28. I can't help thinking of all the suffering he's enduredf in his life. I don't think anybody else

has claim being beaten nearly to death, but somehow recovered and continued fighting for fairness for his fellow man. God bless you Elijah. I hope you'll be able to watch from Heaven and see DT ;finally booted out of the WH. Help us all celebrate because Democracy will have won, and the right thing was done, finally!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:10 PM

30. You may be thinking of John Lewis,

who was badly beaten during the Selma march in 1965. But Cummings was also a great proponent of civil rights and as a Congressman in general. He will be missed.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:42 PM

33. You're right. Sorry. nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:05 PM

29. Clearly a life well lived

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:17 PM

31. Now that's a patriot.

A true patriot. A man who honored our Constitution and our country.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:40 PM

32. I'm 71, closer to 72. My new goal in my years left ..

To be more like Elijah Cummings. Period.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:00 PM

34. +1

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:07 PM

35. Very fitting. RIP Rep. Cummings

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:19 PM

36. Nevertheless he persisted.

My heart is heavy and has hurt all day. Yet this amazing man was still working for our democracy literally from his hospice bed.

#Respect

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:07 PM

37. A patriot till the very end

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:48 AM

38. Queue the Republican spin machine

"Rep. Cummings, on his death bed, was incompetent and thus any subpoenas he signed are invalid".

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:04 AM

39. They'll argue that the subpoenas are no longer valid due to his death.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #39)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:24 AM

41. Russiapublicans are no longer valid, due to the death of their souls.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #41)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:25 AM

42. You're right about that.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:51 AM

43. Signed a whole stack of blank subpoenas. We'll fill them out as we go. nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:39 AM

44. "...to the last."

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

45. My heart aches for my city and my country. Godspeed good man, Godspeed. nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 02:40 PM

46. A troubling thought. I was on the phone today with a colleague.

In the course of our conversation, Mulvaney's testimony came up, as well as this new outrage of Trump scheduling the G7 summit at his own hotel in Tampa, and my colleague said something that gave me pause.

He said he thought it was suspicious that the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee died just as these new revelations came out. Of course, this implied he thought there may have been some foul play.

I replied that Cummings had been ill some time.

My colleague replied that yes, but he had federal healthcare, and he then mentioned people the Russians have poisoned. See, he thinks that the Russians have deeply infiltrated our government, more deeply than we know.

Now, I'm not saying this is so at all, and I'm not trying to bring forth some conspiracy theory.

But...

I was troubled by the conversation. Not ready to make any judgment, but we do know that Russian oligarchs seem to have a pretty long reach, and that they have certainly affected this nation in a bunch of ways, some of which we might not yet be aware of. Not saying anything about Cummings, but geez, Trump and his guys seem to be hastening their destruction of the republic just as the jaws are closing around them.

To me, it seems the only thing that is saving us from the fall is that the oligarchs did their coup too soon, and their own hubris proved too much for a still partly-free republic to bear.

This whole thing is a giant conspiracy theory coming to light, piece by destructive piece. We're living it, and we are in a huge constitutional crisis and we are THIS CLOSE to losing this republic. We really are. It isn't a game, and there are billions of dollars lined up on the side of the oligarch parasites.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 03:08 PM

47. Very grateful for his work. Nt

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