It is a sad and somber day in Maryland today, as people here and across the country, and across the political spectrum, mourn the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, who died early this morning at the Johns Hopkins Gilchrist Hospice Center. He was 68 years old. He had served Maryland's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. He lived in West Baltimore.
Today, three long-time colleagues and friends of Elijah Cummings join Tom to reflect on the man's life and work:
First, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, and then Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, speak with Tom live from Capitol Hill.
Then, a conversation Tom had earlier this morning with Kurt Schmoke, the former Mayor of Baltimore and now president of the University of Baltimore.
Tomorrow on Midday, an hour-long tribute to Elijah Cummings. Friday at noon.