October 17, 2019 / by Rayne


Rest in Power: Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (1951 – 2019)

Elijah Cummings, representative for Maryland’s 7th District, died last night. He had served his constituents since 1996.

His passing is a huge loss for his district, his state, and our country.

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, spoke with NPR this morning about Cummings’ passing.

Check The Baltimore Sun’s reporting on Cummings’ death and what will become of his seat.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings dies; longtime Baltimore advocate was key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry

What will happen to Elijah Cummings’ seat in Congress after his death? Here’s what the law says.

Cummings’ remarks this summer were prescient:

He made them the day Robert Mueller testified before Congress about the Special Counsel’s investigation — the evening before Trump offered a quid pro quo to Ukraine’s Zelensky.

Rep. Ted Lieu noted his colleague’s passing:

We need more public servants like Cummings, working for the people and this democracy until the end. Rest in power, sir.

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