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Politics Rep. Elijah Cummings lies in repose; visitors pay respects

18:35  23 october  2019
18:35  23 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

US Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore has died

  US Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore has died BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mourners, constituents and other well-wishers paid respects to U.S. Rep . Elijah Cummings on Wednesday as his body lay in repose at a historically black college in Baltimore ahead of the first in a series of services.

Elijah Cummings is lying in repose at a historically black college in Baltimore ahead of the first in a series A tan hearse with a U.S. House of Representatives seal carrying Cummings ' body arrived Pallbearers walk with a casket carrying the body of U.S. Rep . Elijah Cummings as it arrives at

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BALTIMORE  — The body of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings is lying in repose at a historically black college in Baltimore ahead of the first in a series of services.

A tan hearse with a U.S. House of Representatives seal carrying Cummings' body arrived Wednesday morning at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center. A group of mourners led by Cummings' widow, Maya Rockeymoore, followed pallbearers who wheeled the black casket with silver trimmings into the building.

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Rep . Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) was the first African American to lie in state in the Capitol. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube

It was a wish he shared before his passing to lie in repose on the campus of Morgan State so people can pay their final respects . Visitors Pay Final Respects to Elijah Cummings - Продолжительность: 1:53 VOA News 22 823 просмотра.

Mourners, including Maya Rockeymoore, right, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings follow behind pallbearers walking with the congressman's body while arriving at Morgan State University ahead of a public viewing, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez): Mourners, including Maya Rockeymoore, right, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, follow behind pallbearers walking with the congressman's body while arriving at Morgan State University ahead of a public viewing on Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore.© Provided by The Associated Press Mourners, including Maya Rockeymoore, right, widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, follow behind pallbearers walking with the congressman's body while arriving at Morgan State University ahead of a public viewing on Oct. 23, 2019, in Baltimore. The auditorium opened to the public shortly after 10 a.m. and a large group of people waiting in line have begun to enter the viewing area. A tribute service was scheduled for Wednesday evening.

The Maryland congressman died Thursday .

The university is in Cummings' congressional district, and he served on its Board of Regents for 19 years.

Mitch McConnell snubbed by Elijah Cummings' pallbearer in handshake line at U.S. Capitol ceremony .
A pallbearer appeared to refuse to shake Mitch McConnell's hand as Rep. Elijah Cummings was lying in state at the Capitol.A video posted to Twitter captures the pallbearer walking down a line and shaking the hands of several lawmakers before ignoring an outstretched McConnell's hand.

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