Woke up to the news of Elijah Cummings passing… I just bookmarked a post about him being hospitalized yesterday for later reading but never got back to it. Elijah Cummings had his moments most of which are listed in this article, but I think he lost his way like so many black elected leaders who run on black issues seeking black support then get in and put the interests and needs of the Democrat Party before the constituents who voted them in. The condition of his district speaks more to his leadership than anything I or WaPo can write. He will get his roses but that is the legacy his constituents will live with.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader and regular Trump target, dies at 68
Rep. Elijah Cummings chaired the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee and helped lead the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.