Elijah Cummings Reportedly Signed Subpoenas on His Deathbed

The Democrat from Maryland, who sadly passed away this week, was apparently working on anti-Trump initiatives right up until the last moment

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During the last few days of his life, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) apparently signed subpoenas against the president and hopped on conference calls.

That’s right.

That’s how he spent his final hours, according to reports.

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Cummings passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The subpoenas were delivered to the agencies just one day before that, on Wednesday afternoon.

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The subpoenas signed by Cummings request records related to the decision to end deferred action — temporary relief from deportation — including emails, memoranda, and guidance, and discuss “the rationale and transition process for the deferred action policy change.”

The subpoenas also request documents regarding the collaboration between ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) before the change took effect.

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I had hoped that Cummings would have let go of anger and found peace in his last moments on Earth — but apparently, hatred among many on the Left for the current president of the United States “trumps” everything.

“Elijah Cummings was kept busy to the very end of his life leading an investigation into Donald Trump before passing away at the age of 68 on Wednesday, his aides have said,” as The Independent noted.

“The chairman of the House Oversight Committee was signing subpoenas from his hospital bed, one aide told The New York Times.”

“He also helped lead a Democratic caucus conference call … House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Mr. Cummings as a ‘north star’ who spoke with ‘unsurpassed clarity and moral integrity’ on the House floor.”

“Despite not having participated in a roll call vote since September,” The Independent also noted, “the late congressman was continuing to spearhead the oversight committee’s impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump along with two other House committees handling the investigation.”

It’s odd to me that liberals are celebrating Cummings’ work to take down Trump to the bitter end as a good thing.

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As I see it, it’s sad and empty.

President Donald Trump tweeted his “warmest condolences” to Cummings’ family and friends, writing: “I got to see firsthand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader.”

He added, “His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!”

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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