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Rep. Elijah Cummings Died of Complications Concerning Longstanding Health Challenges, Office Confirms

An unofficial cause of death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who was deeply involved in the inquiry to impeach President Donald Trump, was due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office told news outlets on Thursday.

It did not elaborate on the exact cause of death.

The legislator hadnt come back to work after having a medical procedure, reported the Baltimore Sun, which added that he said it would have kept him away for about a week.

His office also confirmed that he died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in Washington on July 24, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Cummings said at the time of the procedure: “I was very disappointed to miss todays hearing. Unfortunately, Ive had to have a medical procedure, and my doctors expect me to be back in the office in a week or so. However, nobody should mistake my absence as a lack of commitment to D.C. to statehood or passage of H.R. 51,” ABC News reported.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he led several investigations into the White House along with the impeachment inquiry.

Statement regarding the passing of @RepCummings : “He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity… I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.” — @MayaRockeymoore pic.twitter.com/OLXVdHydoO

— MD Democratic Party (@mddems) October 17, 2019

Cummings led multiple investigations of the presidents governmental dealings, including probes in 2019 relating Read More – Source

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