Elijah Cummings House Representative for Baltimore died this morning. His office released the following statement, "At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) passed away at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. More details will be forthcoming."
Cumminigs worked for the House Judiciary Committee, drew the ire of President Trump who tweeted "Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men and women of the Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA..."
This morning, President Trump sent his condolences to the Cummings family on Twitter "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!"