Sen. Craig's Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings
October 17, 2019
State Sen. Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement on the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings:
"Congressman Elijah Cummings was a giant of a man whose light touched all Americans. He was an exceptional legislator and national leader who built bipartisan relationships and worked tirelessly on behalf of the marginalized, poor and disenfranchised. And, Congressman Cummings cared so very deeply about his family and the broader community. His monumental impact was even felt here in Columbus in his close friendship with Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Booth, the late pastor of Mount Olivet Baptist Church. I extend my sincerest condolence to Congressman Cummings’ family, as he will be truly missed. I hope all those mourning this loss will work to preserve his exceptional legacy of service to this great nation."