Elijiah Cummings Mourned By ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: “We Are Personally Heartbroken”

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Elijiah Cummings Mourned By ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: “We Are Personally Heartbroken”
The death of Rep. Elijiah Cummings (D-Md.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, led coverage on the morning shows today, including a personal reflection by Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski: Cummings was the celebrant at Scarborough and Brzezinski’s wedding last year.

Cummings, 68, died early this morning after “complications from longstanding health challenges.”

“We are personally heartbroken this morning,” Brzezinski said on the show as she and Scarborough paid tribute to Cummings.

“We were honored that Elijiah agreed to marry Mika and me last year,” Scarborough said. “It seemed just perfect. He was just perfect. It was so great to have him, our dear friend there. We were even more grateful for the public service that he so selflessly committed his life to, every day of his life.

“He will now be mourned and his remarkable life will be celebrated and his work, his work,
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