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Cummings Remembered As ‘Fierce Champion’ At Funeral

October 25th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades.

“Our Elijah was a fierce champion of truth, justice and kindness in every part of his life,” said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who took the stage at the New Psalmist Baptist Church to rousing applause.

Cummings, a black sharecropper’s son and civil rights leader who rose to power in Washington over two decades ago with his sonorous voice and powerful oratory, died of longstanding health problems Oct. 17 at age 68 while locked in political combat with President Donald Trump.

The Baltimore Democrat led multiple investigations of the president, who recently lashed out at Cummings’ district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”

The turmoil on Capitol Hill seemed close at hand during the service.

In what sounded like a reference to the impeachment inquiry against Trump, former President Bill Clinton told the crowd, “We all know now that, at least until certain things happen, his legacy is how ardently he honored his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

“He knew that without the Constitution, the laws that were passed under it, the rights that were guaranteed by it and the abuses it was designed to prevent … he would not have been in Congress,” Clinton said, “and so he said to himself, ‘I am certain every day, I will not let this promise be sullied.’”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who as Democratic leader is overseeing the impeachment drive, took note in her eulogy of the bipartisan crowd at the church and said Cummings had the ability to work with both his fellow Democrats and with Republicans.

3 Responses to “Cummings Remembered As ‘Fierce Champion’ At Funeral”

  1. October 26, 2019 at 10:19 am, Babbs said:

    President Trump was right! Baltimore is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess! Pelosi is a crazy drunk!


  2. October 26, 2019 at 11:39 am, Babbs said:

    If anyone read this properly, it states that Cummings led MULTIPLE investigations on Donald Trump. That means he has done NOTHING to clean up his rat infested city of Baltimore for the last 3 years!

    The Clinton’s and crazy, drunk Pelosi used this dead man’s eulogy for their own polical agenda of ousting my president from office.3/4 of this article is based on Donald Trump’s impeachment!!!!!


    • October 26, 2019 at 6:17 pm, Jay said:

      Are there any other cities in the country that are disgusting rat and rodent infested?


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