Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) – a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump – has died of “health complications” at 68.
Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said.
He hadn’t returned to work after having a medical procedure he said would only keep him away for about a week, the Baltimore Sun noted.
The procedure already caused Cummings to miss a September hearing on Washington, D.C., statehood. The statement didn’t detail the procedure.
He previously was treated for heart and knee issues.
Cummings had represented Maryland’s 7th congressional district since 1996.
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