Schiff Statement on Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement:

“I’m beyond devastated at the loss of my friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. My thoughts are with his wife, Maya, his children, his family, his friends, his dedicated staff, and the whole city of Baltimore as we all mourn the loss of this giant of a man.

“Elijah was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountains. He was often the first to call to offer a kind word, a suggestion, or posit a way forward on the trickiest of issues. And it was Elijah who we turned to most when we needed guidance or help.

“Elijah was our moral and ethical North Star, always shining bright and clear. Now we will be guided by his powerful memory and incomparable legacy. Rest in Peace, my friend.”