Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, Releases Statement Mourning His Death

The death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings early Thursday has made a widow of Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of Maryland’s Democratic Party.

She released a statement, calling her husband “an honorable man who proudly served his district and the nation with dignity, integrity, compassion and humility.”

She says Cummings “worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity and that our nation’s diversity was our promise, not our problem.”

She says “It has been an honor to walk by his side on this incredible journey. I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.”

SOURCE: Associated Press