Kaptur Statement on the Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement in response to the tragic passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland:

“Today, I join a grateful nation in mourning the death of an exceptional American – Chairman Elijah Cummings,” said Rep. Kaptur. “There was so much to Elijah — a magnanimous human being, a devoted patriot, a man of faith, a man whose heart for others never stopped beating. I have had the privilege to know well and serve alongside Elijah for many years, but it is the greatest privilege of all to be able to call Elijah my friend. The word great is often overused in our society – without question, Elijah was a great man. He served his district in a way that made clear to every person his unshakable love for the City of Baltimore and its people. It is with deep sadness as well as a heart full of gratitude that I extend my deepest condolences to his family, his devoted wife Maya, extended family, his friends, and the people of greater Baltimore for sending a man of such substance and bearing to serve the people of the United States.”