ANNAPOLIS, Md. – U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has died at 68 due to health complications, according to a statement from his
The press release states he passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 17 at Johns Hopkins Hospital because of complications concerning longstanding health challenges.
He just had a medical procedure that he said would only keep him away for about a week.
The Baltimore Sun reports the Democratic House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair was a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Cummings was 68 years old.