I don’t know much about Elijah Cummings except what I’ve heard in the popular media. My clearest and best memory is of him emphatically saying, We are better than this, during several hearings in the past year.
His passing came as such a shock. I hadn’t realized he was ill much less seriously ill. I hadn’t realized he had entered hospice. I woke up. Checked the news. And, read he was gone at age 68.
He was a good man. He was an inspiration to be better. He will be sorely missed.