Excerpt from Former President Barack Obama’s Eulogy honoring Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland:

[T]here is nothing weak about kindness and compassion. There is nothing weak about looking out for others. There is nothing weak about being honorable. You are not a sucker to have integrity and to treat others with respect…

“The cost of doing nothing isn’t nothing,” [Elijah] would say, and folks would remember why they entered into public service. “Our children are the living messengers we send to a future we will never see,” he would say, and he would remind all of us that our time is too short not to fight for what’s good and what is true and what is best in America.       

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Elijah Cummings obituary

Senior US Democratic congressman who played a key role in investigating Donald Trump

Elijah Cummings, who has died aged 68 after a long period of ill health, was a veteran congressman representing Baltimore, Maryland. In his final year he found himself engaged in a war of words with Donald Trump, when the president was the subject of his investigations as chairman of the House committee on oversight and government reform.

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