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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:55 AM

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore attorney and civil rights advocate who served in Maryland's legislature before representing the state in the U.S. House, where he took on a lead role in investigating President Trump, has died. He was 68.

Cummings, the head of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, according to The Associated Press.

The 12-term congressman had failed to return from an unspecified medical procedure and missed two legislative roll call votes on Tuesday, the first day after a two-week recess, according to The Baltimore Sun.

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/17/770851734/maryland-democratic-rep-elijah-cummings-dies-at-68

May he rest in peace.

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Dulcinea Oct 17 OP
FM123 Oct 17 #1
lkinwi Oct 17 #2
FarPoint Oct 17 #3
hedda_foil Oct 17 #4
FarPoint Oct 17 #5
Aristus Oct 17 #6
stuffmatters Oct 17 #7
MustLoveBeagles Oct 17 #8

Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:58 AM

1. Oh no.

I can not believe I just woke up to such sad news. My heart is broken, he truly was one of the great ones.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:01 AM

2. Our country lost a great one. 😢😢😢

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:37 AM

3. Now a republican will be appointed to his Seat....

I believe the Gov of Maryland is republican.....

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:10 AM

4. No, that's only for the Senate. There will be a special election.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:36 AM

5. Well that is welcoming information...

I's hate to see the Seat stained....thanks for the good news.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:56 AM

6. I called his office to offer my condolences, and ended up bursting into tears halfway through.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:53 PM

7. Such a sadness.Cummings has always been such an inspiration to our Party and Country.

Full hearted condolences especially to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:28 PM

8. A great loss

This good man is dead yet shitstain is still alive. It's doesn't seem fair does it?

RIP Rep. Cummings

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