Congress bids tearful farewell to 'sweet Elijah' Cummings

Congress bids tearful farewell to 'sweet Elijah' CummingsMembers of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a “master of the House” as the Maryland Democrat became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers eulogized Cummings as a mentor and close friend, with a voice that could “shake mountains,” in the words of Senate Democratic Leader Schumer, and a passion for legislating and his hometown of Baltimore. “Perhaps this place and this country would be better served with a few more unexpected friendships,” Meadows added, growing emotional.

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