Listen now to the profound wisdom of Elijah Cummings, an American.

Listen now to the profound wisdom of Elijah Cummings, an American.

“Representative Elijah Cummings had the final word as chair of the Oversight Committee. I sat in silence, listening to this now deceased man with decades of experience in the civil rights movement and other forms of public service, who, as a lawyer, had represented disgraced lawyers like me. He understood that even the least of us deserve the opportunity to seek penance, redemption, and a second chance in life. Cummings was the lone politician I encountered in all my travails who took an interest in me as a human being. When I reported serving my sentence, he even took steps to ensure my security in prison. It was a selfless act of kindness for which I will always be grateful.