Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68, his office said in a statement early Thursday.
Cummings “passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” according to his office.
Cummings served as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, one of the panels overseeing the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. He also famously clashed with the president this summer over the president’s attacks against the Maryland Democrat and his Baltimore congressional district. Several Democratic lawmakers, including city officials, labeled Trump’s comments as racist.
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