Elijah Eugene Cummings (born 18 January 1951) is an American politician of the Democratic Party and the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, currently serving in his 13th term in the House, having served since 1996. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates.
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- I want to first of all, thank you. I know that this has been hard. I know that you face a lot. I know that you are worried about your family — but this is part of your destiny. And, hopefully, this portion of your destiny will lead to a better — a better, a better Michael Cohen, a better Donald Trump, a better United States of America and a better world.
And I mean that from the depths of my heart.
When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: "In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?" Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing? … Come on, now — we can do more than one thing. And we have got to get back to normal.
- Closing statement to public hearing of Michael Cohen before Congress (27 February 201) · "WATCH: Cummings says Cohen seems to be 'crying out' to keep democracy intact" PBS News Hour (27 February 2019)