Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies in Baltimore

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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies in Baltimore

Cummings and Pres. Trump went back and forth in the media about conditions in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE--Rep. Elijah Cummings has died. The Democrat represented the Baltimore area, and died there at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. The 68-year-old had been having health problems, and did not go back to Washington, following a medical procedure.

His office did not immediately explain his death, other than saying it was from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges."

Cummings and Pres. Trump had a tumultuous relationship and Cummings urged the American people this summer to pay attention to what would become the impeachment inquiry.

"I'm begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children's children, and generations yet unborn we've got to guard this moment…this is our watch," read one of his Tweets, on July 24.

Trump's criticism of Cummings was based largely on the crime and poverty in Baltimore. 

PHOTO: Courtesy Elijah Cummings

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