Representative Elijah Cummings Has Unexpectedly Died At The Age Of 68
Rest In Power to Representative Elijah Cummings of Baltimore who has died at the age of 68 after health complications in the hospital, according to a statement released his office Thursday morning.
As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings had played a key role in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
He had been subjected to a barrage of criticsm in July by Trump when he described Cummings' as "a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" and "the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States."
Cummings response to the president's rhetoric was “We must also stop the hateful, incendiary comments. We've got to do it. Those in highest levels of government must stop invoking fear, using racist language and encouraging reprehensible behavior."
A statement released by his office said that he died at around 2.45 am at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. His office did not specify the cause of his death, but according to reports Cummings had previously been treated for heart and knee issues.
Prayers for his family and all impacted. We’ve definitely lost another great one 🙏🏾.