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Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings dead at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings died at 68 at Johns Hopkins Hospital early Thursday as a result of complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a statement.

A Maryland Democrat, Cummings was the chairman of the House Committee Oversight and Government Reform, one of the major congressional committees involved in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday afternoon that Cummings had not returned to his office as expected following a medical procedure. It has not been disclosed what sort of procedure Cumming’s underwent.

His office did not respond to the Sun’s requests for comment at the time.

Cummings also missed a committee hearing regarding statehood for Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19 as a result of his ongoing health issues.

Cummings was elected to Congress in 1996 and represented a portion of Baltimore. He was previously an attorney and a state lawmaker.

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  1. I doubt he went to be with the Lord of Lord and King of Kings unless he got salvation before he died.

  2. I doubt he went to be with the Lord of Lords and King of Kings unless he got salvation before he died.

  3. Conservatives reveal the true level of incivility and hate in their words when they make spurious and undignified comments at someone who served his country and has just died. You might want to heed your own warnings about who is going to heaven and who is going to hell. Ever heard of the Bible verse that says “Judge not lest ye be judged!”?

    1. That SOB did not “serve” this country. He served himself and the enemies of this country. Dead? It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person besides Waters, Pelosi, the Obamas, Holder and the Clintons.

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