A powerful house Democrat who served the District where Baltimore is situated has died after battling health problems. Cummings served in Congress for more than two decades, most recently a vocal critic of President Trump.
In Tribute to Cummings many years of service the White House lowered the flag to half staff. Even though Cummings was one of the primary Representatives in the Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump, the President was very respectful to his family during this time.
Cummings was the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney will take over that position as she is the next most senior.
Written by Stephan Ball