Elijah Cummings is Trying

Kent Anderson
6 min readMar 2, 2019

(Update, October 17, 2019. Elijah Cummings died at 2:45 AM. He was 68. May his work and deeds continue)

Elijah Cummings had had enough. The 11-term congressman from Baltimore, after watching the House Oversight Committee fall into obstruction of President Obama and the systematic dismantlement of Hillary Clinton and then two years plus of self-parody and denial of the current occupant* of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, after seven-and-a-half hours of testimony and rancor during the public hearing (or flogging, if you will) of Michael Cohen, convicted felon and one-time lawyer, fixer and…

Kent Anderson

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