Donald Trump, who had a rocky relationship with Cummings, just tweeted, "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!"
Congressman Elijah Cummings died early Thursday morning. Cummings represented Baltimore for nearly two-dozen years since 1996.
The congressman’s office said he passed from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”
Cummings served as part of the leadership team for the Democratic caucus led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee. (The Baltimore Sun)