‘Rest in power’: Tributes pour in for Elijah Cummings, who died at 68 , Tributes and remembrances are pouring in for Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who died Thursday of complications from what his office called “longstanding health challenges.” He was 68 .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags at the U.S. Capitol lowered to half-staff in honor of Cummings, who served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. “He always used to say, ‘Our children are our living messengers to a future we will never see,’” she continued.
“He wanted to be sure that future was going to be better for them and that they would bring with them our values. “It’s very sad. We’ve all lost a friend,” Pelosi added. “I am devastated.” President Trump was among those who expressed their condolences on Twitter.
Elijah Cummings was a true public servant, his life defined by the love of his community and a fierce commitment to ensuring truth wins over power. The whole Biden family sends our condolences to his wife, Maya, his children, and the entire city of Baltimore.
Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” changed his Twitter avatar to a photo of Cummings, who officiated at Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s wedding ceremony in November 2018. Elijah Cummings was and will remain a rock star in all the hearts of people who met him and were lucky enough to know him. @RepCummings