Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, died in the early hours of Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” according to a statement from his spokeswoman, Trudy Perkins.
The obituray in his hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun, is here.
The New York Times‘ obituary is here.
The Washington Post‘s obituary is here.
Cummings presided at the wedding of MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Her is how they reported the story at the opening of this morning’s episode:
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) October 17, 2019