“He is now with the angels’: Pelosi in tears tribute on the death of Cummings in the house

nearvideo house Speaker Pelosi mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings: He is now with the angels

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died of complications from longstanding health problems at the age of 68 years.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., On the left, was in tears Thursday by the death of the House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

“He is now with the angels, out of pain,” Pelosi said before the house of representatives observed a moment of silence. “… I didn’t know that it [his death] was this close. I he thought back comes.”

“No matter how rough and tumble it would add to the things he [Cummings] would be calm water,” the speaker is. “… I am personally devastated by his death.”


Cummings’ office said in a brief statement that he was early Thursday died “due to complications, long-standing challenges in the health sector.” Cummings had been in ill health the last few years, the Navigation in the Capitol in a motorized cart and a walker. He was 68.

Cummings had hoped, the return to the Congress within a period of about a week, after a medical procedure, for he did not offer details. He had previously been treated for heart and knee problems.

“We are losing a wonderful person … we all in this house have lost a valued colleague … it was a painful shock to all who served with him,” added House majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.


Cummings’ Committee to investigate the authority of virtually every part of the Federal government, is one of the three, the implementation of the house impeachment probe of trump. Cummings was one of the three chairmen, a letter to sign to search for documents, whether Trump under pressure to examine the Ukraine, Biden to the family of Democratic presidential rival Joe, the former Vice President. The committees ‘ subpoenas of witnesses issued after the Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with the prosecution’s probe and have together, listening to the meeting behind closed doors to witness.

Separately, Cummings led an effort to have access to Trump’s financial records. The Committee subpoenaed records from Mazars USA, an accounting firm, the services for Trump. The Committee demanded the documents from 2011 to 2018, as it will Trump the reporting of its finances and potential conflicts of interest to be probed. Last week, a Federal appeals court, the records must be turned over.

Cummings was born on Jan. 18, 1951. In elementary school, a consultant Cummings said he was too slow to learn, and the language is bad, and he would never fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer.

“I was devastated,” Cummings told The Associated Press in 1996, shortly before he won his seat in Congress. “My whole life changed. I was very determined.”


Hoyer also called Cummings “prophet of God”, “was faithful to his name.”

“A moment of silence is not enough to honor, the said, the life of Eljiah Cummings,” Most of the leaders.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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