Rep Elijah Cummings Dies: President Trump, Obama, And Elected Officials Pay Respects
Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings died due to reported “long standing health issues” early Thursday morning. The passing of this great elected official has taken many people by surprise, including this blogger. Here are some of the comments left about the Baltimore public official on Twitter.
President Donald J. Trump:
“My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!”
President Barack H. Obama:
Michelle and I are heartbroken over the passing of our friend, Elijah Cummings. As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, he showed us all not only the importance of checks and balances within our democracy, but also the necessity of good people stewarding it. Steely yet compassionate, principled yet open to new perspectives, Chairman Cummings remained steadfast in his pursuit of truth, justice, and reconciliation. It’s a tribute to his native Baltimore that one of its own brought such character, tact, and resolve into the halls of power every day. And true to the giants of progress he followed into public service, Chairman Cummings stood tallest and most resolute when our country needed him the most. May his example inspire more Americans to pick up the baton and carry it forward in a manner worthy of his service. Our deepest sympathies and abiding love go to his wife, Maya, his three children, and all those whose lives he touched.
California Rep. Barbara Lee (D – Oakland)
Chairman Cummings was a giant. My heart is heavy learning of the passing of such a great man, magnificent leader, and gentle human being. I will miss his wise counsel, words of encouragement, support, & leadership. My condolences to his wife Maya, family, and his community.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D- San Francisco)
The House has lost our North Star. Chairman Elijah Cummings was a leader of towering character & integrity. His wisdom, his warm friendship and his great humanity will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, my friend. https://speaker.gov/newsroom/101719
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