Rep. Elijah Cummings fought for justice until the end of his life as he signed subpoenas from his hospital bed on Trump impeachment.
An aide for the late Rep. Cummings told The New York Times:
Cummings was active until the end, an aide tells me. He signed subpoenas from his hospital bed and as recently as Friday helped lead a Democratic caucus conference call. https://t.co/2qkxi4Em7O
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) October 17, 2019
One can rarely say that a public official worked for the American people until the end of their life, but that is precisely what Elijah Cummings did. Cummings was a man of integrity who was committed to justice and fairness. Trump and the Republicans have centered their impeachment attacks on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) because even they understood that attacking the integrity of Elijah Cummings was fool’s errand.
America lost a person whose legacy is should be an example for future generations on how to serve the people.
Speaker Pelosi announced that Rep. Cummings would lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol on Thursday, October 24. Following a private memorial service, there will be a public viewing for a man who never stopped fighting for the American people until he took his last breath on this Earth.
For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association