Speaker Pelosi Mourns Loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings
by Nicole Yelich
Oct 18, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, devastated by the loss of her “brother in Baltimore,” longtime Congressman Elijah Cummings who represented the city where Pelosi grew up, and surrounding areas.

Cummings, the son of sharecroppers, rose to prominence in Congress where he led various high profile committees and most recently chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a key committee in overseeing the current impeachment proceedings.