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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

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Published on October 17, 2019 - Duration: 01:21s

Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

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Elijah Cummings Dies at 68.

In a statement from his office, the Maryland congressman died from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges." .

He died on Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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Cummings was a leading member guiding President Trump's impeachment inquiry.

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Before serving on the House Oversight Committee, the Baltimore Democrat represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District for 23 years.

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Politicians from both sides of the aisle paid their respects to Cummings.

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Elijah Cummings was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountains.

, Adam Schiff, via Twitter .

I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader.

His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!, Donald Trump, via Twitter

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