Oct. 2019 Media reports: Although we at NYGB refused to believe his transistion, and during his illness, the Hon. Eliijah Cummings, Baltimore MD, and Congress' House Rep's kindred, righteous, patiently and strategically signed two supeonas as Chairman of the House of Oversight and Reform Justice Committee. New York's Hakeem Jeffreies' Chair of the DNC tweeted "Congress lost a champion and Heaven gained an Angel of Justice. May he forever rest in peace,."
As the first U.S. Black Congressional leader who body laid in the U.S. Washington, D.C. capital, Cummings' 14 years as a lawyer, included being Maryland's first Delegate to win Pro-tem. Dignitaries, , politicians celebs and others mourners crowded in and outside of the funeral , BeBe Wnans sang '" Stand", Cummings favorite song.
" And now he had to actually go on to work to fight for the soul of our democracy-against real corruption," said his wife, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings. Dr. Mena's moving eulogy was followed by Presidents Obama praiseing Elijah' s humbled beginnings, as that which we tell ourselves what's possible in this country, not guaranteed, but possible and that Mr. Cummings was honorable before he became a politician. President Clinton said Cummings' legacy honored his oath to protect and defend the U.S. constitution. "He was Master of House, North Star and a guide to a better future for our children of the future." said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Sen. Chuck Schumer nearly apologized for having too little time to elaborate on Cummings, whom he described as very strong. "Elijah Cummings not only represented Baltimore, he embodied it. He celebrated its victories and sought to advocate for its needs and worked to heal its wounds." said Mitch O'Connel and Hillary Clinton's declared "Just like the prophet Elijah, from Heaven, he stood against corrupt leadership.