Florida lawmakers are reacting to the loss of Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz first released a statement: “When our nation can ill-afford to lose such a kind, principled leader, one of my dearest friends and mentors has left us. My heart is broken, as I weep personally and for his family and community. Elijah Cummings’ unmatched integrity and leadership leaves a remarkable legacy. But I know his struggle for justice and freedom lives on, as so many – like me – stand on his shoulders to carry on his courageous fight. May his memory be for a blessing.”
She then appeared on CNN:
Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which Cummings chaired.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio sending his condolences to Cummings' family via Tweet: