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Maryland leaders react to the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings

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Published on October 18, 2019 - Duration: 03:06s

Maryland leaders react to the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings

An outpouring of admiration Thursday morning for Maryland Rep.

Elijah E.

Cummings who died early Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins Hospital affiliate, due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said.

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Maryland leaders react to the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings

"What I can do, what I can dois fight for them.

And I'vgot to make sure that peoplehear them.

See they feel as ifnobody hears them.

And I thinwe're beginning to get that.HE LOVED HIS CITY AND FOUGHTFOR IT EVERY DAY.

CONGRESSMANELIJAH CUMMINGS DIED TODAY ATTHE AGE OF 68.

HE PASSED AWAYAT GILCHRIST HOSPICE CARE FROMHEALTH COMPLICATIONS FROM LONGSTANDING HEALTH CHALLENGES.

IN2017... CUMMINGS UNDERWENT ANAORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT ATJOHNS HOPKINS.

THEN THISSEPTEMBER, HE HAD ANUNSPECIFIED MEDICAL PROCEDURE.SO A WOUNDED CONGRESSMAN'SHEART TO WORDS FROM BROKENHEARTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.BUT TONIGHT━ LET'S STARTRIGHT HERE IN ELIJAH CUMMINGSBELOVED HOME TOWN.

WMAR 2 NEWSBRIAN KUEBLER IS LIVE DOWNTOWNWITH A LOOK AT THE COUNTLESSLIVES HE TOUCHED.YOU'VE HEARD A LOT OFDESCRIPTIONS OF CONGRESSMANCUMMINGS TODAY A GIANT.

ALION.

A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR...BUT ALMOST ALL ARE FEELING━ THE VOID.AT HIS HOME IN DRUIDHEIGHTS.... PEOPLE━ HISCONSTITUENTS━ DROPPFLOWERS...TEARS, MEMORIES.

ACAREER OF PURSUING SOCIALJUSTICE WHILE ANCHORED TO THESTREETS OF WEST BALTIMORE.FIRST AS A STATE DELEGATE INANNAPOLIS...HERE PICTURED WITHPAUL SARBANES, TIP ONEIL...THEFIRST AFRICAN AMERCIANCONGRESSMAN FROM MARYLANDPARRIN MITCHELL WHO HELD THESEAT CUMMINGS WOULD LATER COMETO DEFINE.

SENATOR BEN CARDINTOOK THAT TRIP UP THEPOLITICAL LADDER WITHCUMMINGS.

FROM THE SAME HIGHSCHOOL TO THE STATELEGISLATURE, TO CAPITOL HILL.TONIGHT THE SENATOR AND OTHERSATTENDING THE DEMOCRATC UNITYDINNER FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY━BUT THEY WERE ALL UNIFIED BYTHE SILENCING OF A THUNDERINGAND CONSEQUENTIAL VOICE FORNOT JUST THE NATION━ BUT FOTHIS CITY.

CONGRESSMAN DUTCHRUPPERSBERGER SERVED ALONGSIDE CUMMINGS HIS ENTIRECAREER.

HE SAYS HE WAS ALWAYSIN AWE OF HIS WAY WITHPEOPLE...HIS CONNECTION TOWEST BALTIMORE.... HOW, NOMATTER WHAT━ HE ALWAYS LAIDHIS HEAD BACK UP ON MADISOAVENUE.SO FAR WE HAVE NO DETAILS ONFUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THELATE CONGRESSMAN.

REPORTINGLIVE IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE━BRIAN KUEBLER━ WMAR 2 NEWS.IT WAS PARREN MITCHELL, K

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