Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings Has Died

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68.

  • Published 17 October 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs. As chairman of… Read at AP News