US Rep. Elijah Cummings has died.

Rep. Elijah Cummings/ Twitter

A sharecropper’s son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his district that encompassed a large portion of Baltimore.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations into Trump’s governmental dealings. The investigations angered the president, who criticized the congressman’s district in 2019 as a “rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”

Cummings responded that government officials must stop making “hateful, incendiary comments” that only serve to divide and distract the nation from its real problems.


  1. Good riddance indeed. Of course the biased news media is doing a comedy showcase of praise and admiration for an otherwise terrible human. The people of Baltimore should be happy and hopeful that the next representatives do a better job than Cummings ever did during his 20 year tenure of failure.


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