Elijah Cummings: Veteran Black lawmaker involved in Trump impeachment inquiry dies at 68

Elijah Cummings: Veteran Black lawmaker involved in Trump impeachment inquiry dies at 68

- Elijah Cummings, a US member of the House of Representatives has died at the age of 68

- Cummings was a key figure in the ongoing Trump's impeachment inquiry as he headed the House Oversight and Reform Committee

- The US speaker of the House of Reps and President Trump have sent their condolences, showing praises on the deceased congressman

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Elijah Cummings, a United State's member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the Democrats, has died at the age of 68.

According to a statement released on Thursday, October 17, by his office, Cummings died of complications arising from his health challenges, CNN reports.

Cummings was the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, one of the key panels involved in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the lawmaker, usually called congressman in the US political terms, had represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District since 1996.

Cummings was reportedly respected by all lawmakers, notwithstanding political affiliations.

Elijah Cummings: Prominent US lawmaker involved in Trump impeachment inquiry dies at 68

Elijah Cummings, US member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the Democrats, has died at the age of 68. Photo credit: New York Times
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What Nancy Pelosi said about Cummings

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, said Cummings was regarded as a "north star" in the Congress, describing the deceased lawmaker as "a leader of towering character and integrity" who "lived the American dream."

President Trump and Cummings

Cummings was described as a staunch critic of President Trump who had overseen a series of investigations into the US president's administration.

Apart from the impeachment inquiry, Cummings had overseen investigations into Trump's handling of migrants, citizenship and others.

However, President Trump has sent his condolences to the family and friends of Cummings following the announcement of his death.

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Trump tweeted: "My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. 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!"

Cummings was an African American lawmaker who championed civil rights causes.

Former president Barack Obama and his wife have also sent the condolences while showering praises on the greate African American congressman.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that President Trump posted a tweet on Tuesday, October 15, which appeared he was calling for his own impeachment.

Trump in the tweet announced the Median Household Income which he said is "at the highest point ever".

Trump also stated in the tweet that more people are working in the country under his watch than at any time in the history of the US.

While taking a jibe at Democrats, saying his records are tough for them to beat, Trump ended the tweet by saying "impeach the Pres."

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