U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat serving the people of Baltimore, Maryland since 1996, has died at the age of 68. He was revered and respected throughout the nation as an icon, and the conscience of the House of Representatives. The Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Cummings died of “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” The Washington Post reports.
In recent years Chairman Cummings repeatedly butted heads with President Donald Trump. After attempts to work with Trump, Cummings ultimately declared, “He is a man who quite often calls the truth a lie and calls a lie the truth.”
Just two months ago, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called Chairman Cummings a “profile in courage.”
Here is Cummings in a 2007 interview talking about his experience as a child desegregating a public pool:
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