Rep. Moore Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

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Washington, October 17, 2019 | comments

Rep. Moore Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

“Today, the nation lost a fierce leader and lifelong fighter for the state of Maryland. I’m deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Congressman Cummings. As the Chairman of the Oversight Committee, his leadership was guided by a strong belief in upholding our democracy. In doing so, he often worked across the aisle for the betterment of the country. As a friend, mentor, and colleague, his guidance, wisdom and insight will be sorely missed.

Even in turmoil and strife, he remained full of grace and dignity. He led an incredible life that was a testament to his spirit. As the son of a sharecropper, who grew up during the Civil Rights era in Baltimore, he overcame racism and discrimination to became a Member of Congress.

His legacy of public service will be remembered in Congress, Baltimore and throughout the nation. It was a honor to serve with him and I will always remember him for his humility and kindness. I am sending my most heartfelt condolences to his family. His light is gone but his legacy lives on.”

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