Congressman Butterfield Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

Oct 17, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield issued the following statement on the passing of colleague and friend, Congressman Elijah Cummings.

“A powerful and compassionate voice for the voiceless; today, we have lost a giant and true champion of the people. I have been proud to serve in Congress alongside my colleague Elijah Cummings and honored to call him friend. This is a devastating loss for the city of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, for the nation and for Congress. Elijah Cummings was the epitome of a servant leader, a resolute civil rights icon, a strong voting rights advocate and a relentless advocate for justice and equality. The presence and leadership of Congressman Cummings will be deeply missed, but his example and charge to us all continues to fuel our fire to protect our democracy and the American people. My sincerest condolences to the family, friends, staff and loved ones of Congressman Elijah Cummings during this difficult time.”


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