Colleagues, friends and others took to social media to remember Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, who died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Our Chairman leaves behind a beautiful and powerful legacy. I am already feeling the impact of a little less grace in the world. Deep gratitude to have spent these early months in Congress guided by his wisdom. Rest in power @RepCummings pic.twitter.com/n4ekGvhAVx— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) October 17, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Good people everywhere will miss his rumbling voice, his kind heart, and his deep conviction that every human being has worth. Rest in power, Elijah.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 17, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Jane and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend, Rep. Elijah Cummings. I was honored to work closely with him over the years. His integrity and moral vision for his community and the country were extraordinary.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 17, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden
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. pic.twitter.com/jYbvQwZI1a— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 17, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris
We lost a giant today. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a fearless leader, a protector of democracy, and a fighter for the people of Maryland. Our world is dimmer without him in it.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 17, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker
Today our country lost a true leader. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a friend, a passionate fighter for justice, and a powerful voice of moral conscience in our government who served his country for decades with dignity and integrity. I’m blessed to have known him. #RIPElijah— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 17, 2019
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
We’ve lost a leader like no other. Elijah Cummings was a lion when standing up for his beloved Baltimore & rights & truth. But he was also so kind, including to brand new senators like me a decade ago. His advice was as true as his love for his country. 💔 https://t.co/T5pLt24Jjv— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 17, 2019
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke
We lost one of our best. A son of sharecroppers, who went on to represent one of our greatest cities; a fighter for justice, who always led with love—Rep. Elijah Cummings was everything right about America. He is already missed, but his legacy will be with us forever.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 17, 2019
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer
Rep. Elijah Cummings was an outstanding leader who understood the stakes. He was a strong moral force both for civil rights and against Mr. Trump. He will be deeply missed.— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) October 17, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
A devastating loss for our country.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 17, 2019
Chairman Cummings was a giant: a universally respected leader who brought profound insight, commitment, and moral fortitude to Congress.
His guidance and vision was an enormous gift. I will forever cherish his example. May he rest in power. https://t.co/D0RsKsM5fh
New York Attorney General Letitia James
Our country has lost a giant.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) October 17, 2019
Congressman Elijah Cummings was a true leader in our fight for a more fair and just society. A civil rights activist, a dedicated public servant, and a powerful force for good - he left his mark on our communities.
Rest in power, my friend.
America lost a giant with the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, a man of principle who championed truth, justice and kindness. He fiercely loved his country and the people he served. Rest In Peace, my friend.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 17, 2019
President Donald Trump
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019
Sen. Lindsey Graham
We have lost a very good man with the passing of Elijah Cummings.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 17, 2019
Elijah was passionate and kind. He made a difference for the people of Maryland and the nation. He was a friend and a person you could do business with.
My prayers go out to Elijah’s family and friends.
Reverend Al Sharpton
NAACP president Derrick Johnson
Today, we lost a great man, a true public servant and powerful force of change. As a lifetime member of @NAACP, we thank you for being a warrior in the fight for equality, justice and civil rights. Rest in power #ElijahCummings pic.twitter.com/KkiioWZuC1— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) October 17, 2019
DNC Chair Tom Perez
America has lost a hero, and I have lost a dear friend. Elijah Cummings was the conscience of Congress. His North Star was helping people, and his legacy runs deep from the neighborhoods of Baltimore to the halls of the House. Keeping his family and Maryland in my prayers today.— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) October 17, 2019
CNN host Van Jones
Rest In Power #ElijahCummings ... Woke up this morning to learn of the heartbreaking loss of a beloved and great leader. At a time when principled, effective bipartisanship is almost nonexistent, this loss is especially devastating... pic.twitter.com/QgmVh2vu8B— Van Jones (@VanJones68) October 17, 2019
PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a giant who made time to be kind to me personally often. When I was starting out & a bit nervous, he would pull me aside, away from crowds, & talk to me about the latest news because he could tell I was just learning the ropes. I’ll miss his compassion. pic.twitter.com/sJhaiMuBzr— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 17, 2019