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    [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    Rep. Elijiah Cummings of Maryland died Thursday morning, according to his office.

    The Democratic congressman has represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District since 1996 and served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is one of the committees involved in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

    This story is breaking and will be updated.

    Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at age 68 - CNNPolitics



    RIP Rep. Cummings. He was a remarkable and honorable man, so rare to find in politics these days. My condolences go out to his family.
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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    Wow! That was a shocking thing to see first thing in the morning.
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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Wow! That was a shocking thing to see first thing in the morning.
    Yes it was. I didnt even know the guy was ill. He did seem like a decent and honorable man. RIP
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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    That is terrible news to start the day with.

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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Yes it was. I didnt even know the guy was ill. He did seem like a decent and honorable man. RIP
    I was thinking the same.

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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    How shocking! He was such and fine and honourable person -- a huge loss. I have no doubt he'll rest in peace.
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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    Didnt see that coming.

    RIP

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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    I echo the sentiments of people here thus far and am saddened by this.

    My hope is that others pick up his fight.
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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    Such a distinguished gentleman. Not many Congressmen have great friends on both sides of the aisle as he did. They respected him.

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    re: [W:293] Elijah Cummings, dead at 68

    I saw him speak at a local political dinner a couple of years ago.

    I have never heard a more forceful or persuasive speaker.

    He began low and slow, drawing the audience in, and built steadily throughout his speech. He ended with the sort of ringing declaration that folks who only saw him on cable TV are used to hearing. He had the audience in the palm of his hand.

    He was made of much stronger stuff than the blow dried prevarications and wannabe celebrities that we have so much of today.

    He believed in a sense of duty, honor, respect, and the values enshrined in the Constitution.

    And he looked you right in the eye when he shook your hand,

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