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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:25 PM

Late Representative Cummings to lie in state in U.S. Capitol

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of a handful of Democrats leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, will be honored in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when a coffin carrying his remains will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall.

Cummings, 68, a civil rights champion and 22-year veteran of the House of Representatives, died on Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems.

The African-American congressman will be honored in “Statuary Hall,” as it is known among those working in the Capitol. For several decades in the 1800s it served as the House chamber and was the site of debates over the nation’s slavery policy.

At the time of his death, Cummings, who represented the city of Baltimore and surrounding areas of Maryland, chaired the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-cummings/late-representative-cummings-to-lie-in-state-in-u-s-capitol-idUSKBN1WX2OD?il=0



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turbinetree Oct 18 OP
left-of-center2012 Oct 18 #1
keithbvadu2 Oct 18 #2
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 18 #3
BlueMTexpat Oct 19 #6
lunatica Oct 18 #4
Dem2theMax Oct 18 #5

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. Will Trump go & pay his respects?

Or does he have a golf game scheduled?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:07 PM

2. Will Trump show up with his Tiki torch?

Will Trump show up with his Tiki torch?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:38 PM

3. Personally

I don't want to see trumpie there. He obviously despised Cummings and showing up at Statuary Hall would be the height of hypocrisy.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:17 AM

6. This.

Elijah was MY Rep!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 09:00 PM

4. Elijah Cummings deserves the honor

He left a truly great legacy. His lifelong service makes him a giant among Americans.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:38 PM

5. drumpf does not deserve to be there.

Only honorable men and women should be allowed to pay their respects.

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