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The nation honors Rep. Elijah Cummings

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2019
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Rep. Elijah Cummings was the first African American and African American lawmaker to lie in state in the US Capitol, according to congressional historians.

Speaking at the late Maryland representative's funeral, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that "Elijah brought people together in life of different parties and in his death of different parties."

She pointed out that "it took bipartisan agreement for Elijah to lie in repose on the same catafalque that Abraham Lincoln lied in repose at the Capitol."

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