Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68 from Health Complications

Congressman Elijah Cummings died at the age of 68 early Thursday morning after dealing with a series of longstanding health problems.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68.

Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

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