Celebrities mourn the passing of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

Oct 17, 2019 09:21

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings - a civil rights advocate, 12-term congressman and head of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee - died early this morning. He was 68 years old.
- NPR (@NPR) October 17, 2019

History will remember Elijah Cummings fondly. RIP https://t.co/r56Jguq4lF
- Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 17, 2019

POTUS posts a phony eulogy to #ElijahCummings, who died today. After trashing Mr Cummings, a leader of the civil rights movement, and calling his district rat-infested, which probably broke his heart, this repulsive biped has the gall to pretend he admired him; it makes me sick.
- Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 17, 2019

This is pathetic. You can’t pretend to be a human being now after what you’ve said about Elijah Cummings in the recent past. https://t.co/GiBA4AqmN5
- Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 17, 2019

A giant has passed. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/o4xcfKIRf1
- Evil-Lyn Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 17, 2019

The epitome of strength, courage and leadership. #RIPElijah https://t.co/UQALjMYV7s
- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 17, 2019

RIP hero, @RepCummings https://t.co/neJRi5BLEo
- Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 17, 2019

Elijah Cummings was and will remain a rock star in all the hearts of people who met him and were lucky enough to know him. I never met him, but I wish I had, and I always admired his passion for his country. A man who was never for sale. @RepCummings
- Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 17, 2019

A champion for the poor and downtrodden, Rep. Elijah Cummings has departed. He strove through decades of service to bring justice and dignity to greater numbers in this world. We honor his life and his work, and pledge to continue his fight. Rest now, great soul. pic.twitter.com/r4IThSvk8L
- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 17, 2019

Michelle and I are heartbroken over the passing of our friend, Elijah Cummings. May his example inspire more Americans to pick up the baton and carry it forward in a manner worthy of his service. pic.twitter.com/lM2rES3PNV
- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2019

Good people everywhere will miss his rumbling voice, his kind heart, and his deep conviction that every human being has worth. Rest in power, Elijah.
- Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 17, 2019

Elijah Cummings was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountains.

He was our moral and ethical North Star. Now we will be guided by his powerful memory and incomparable legacy.

Rest In Peace, my friend.
- Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 17, 2019

We lost one of our best. A son of sharecroppers, who went on to represent one of our greatest cities; a fighter for justice, who always led with love-Rep. Elijah Cummings was everything right about America. He is already missed, but his legacy will be with us forever.
- Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 17, 2019

It was my honor to work closely with Rep. Elijah Cummings over the years. His integrity and moral vision for his community and the country were extraordinary. He will be sorely missed. Jane and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend. Our thoughts are with his family.
- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 17, 2019

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