Twitter Reacts to Elijah Cummings’ Death

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The news that Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, had passed away led to an outpouring of praise and admiration from both sides of the political spectrum on Twitter.

A statement from Cummings’ office said that he passed away around 2:45 AM as a result of complications from “longstanding health challenges.”:

“At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday October 17, 2019, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) passed away at John Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”

Politicians and political commentators from both sides of the political spectrum took to Twitter to share their admiration and condolences for Cummings’ family:

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who had a longtime friendship with Cummings tweeted his condolences saying “I will miss him dearly.”:

President Donald Trump, who attacked Cummings in a series of tweets earlier this year, tweeted that “His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!”:

Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan (R) ordered Maryland flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Cummings and said in a statement:

 

“Congressman Cummings leaves behind an incredible legacy of fighting for Baltimore City and working to improve people’s lives. He was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made our state and our country better.”

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Charles
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Oh yes, let’s forget the truth because he died. He used his influence to gain wealth. His wife’s business dealings with ‘for profit’ and ‘non-profit’ businesses of the same name, where she readily transferred profits to avoid taxes and her husbands role in using influence to help those business dealings. He was one of the back room conspirators in the DEMOCRAT INQUISITION.

Becky
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Becky

Yep, race baiter for sure. President Trump showed much more class than Cummings did or would have if circumstances different

John
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John

Tell me what his net worth at the time of his death was and where did the money come from?

Jason Alsbrook
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Already had one comment removed because I dated to tell the TRUTH about him. Way to go, IJR. Keep that free speech thing going. 👏🏻

John
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John

He may have been a nice man but as a politician, he was terrible. If you don’t live in the state of Maryland, you can’t say anything. Of course his district kept on re-electing him – what started as shooting themselves in the foot end up as shooting themselves in the forehead.

Cherl
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*Paul* This story was about Cummings but, of course, sad trolls such as you can not resist inserting a slam at President Trump. And I see 3 people just might agree with me. Take a trip through Baltimore. Perhaps then you might understand why some are upset. It was a beautiful city when I was growing up near the city. I no longer feel safe there.

nickname
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nickname

I bet the Rats in the City he was suppose to be working for, will keep getting bigger. I’m sorry for the family, and I will not miss him. I hope now they will get someone who really, really cares for the people and the city, and not power and money, and clean up the city!

Dave H
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I don’t do Twitter and I don’t miss Cummings, either. Another dinosaur who helped put this country into the mess it’s in bites the dust.

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