Veteran US Democrat politician Elijah Cummings dies

Veteran US Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, has died at the age of 68. His office said he died due to “longstanding health challenges”. As chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, he had instigated several investigations into the Trump administration. He also clashed with administration officials over healthcare and immigration. During a hearing earlier this year, Mr Cummings accused the Department of Homeland Security of having an “empathy deficit” over its treatment of children at migrant detention centres. President Donald…

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