President Trump's snub of the Maryland representative's Baltimore funeral comes after he also failed to attend the Democrat's lying-in-state ceremony at the Capitol on Thursday. Graham's Impeachment Resolution Has 'No Substance': Constitutional Scholar A large crowd of congressional representatives from both parties were in attendance at the memorial event yesterday, with both Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell among those who spoke about Cummings.
As Obama spoke, a crowd of thousands at the New Psalmist Baptist Church, in Cummings ’s hometown of Baltimore, applauded knowingly and cheered. Cummings died at the pinnacle of his power, 10 months after becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and just as he was about to assume a prominent role in the impeachment inquiry into Trump.
“He stood against corrupt leadership, like King Ahab and Queen Jezebel,” said Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, comparing Cummings to his biblical namesake. Those in the pews included two of Trump ’s most loyal congressional GOP allies, Representatives Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Like McCain, whose service in Vietnam Trump denigrated, Cummings spent the last months of his life in the president’s rhetorical crosshairs. Trump called out Cummings ’s beloved Baltimore as “a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess” and blamed the Democrat for the city’s struggles with crime and poverty.
She noted how Cummings was a fierce defender of Hillary Clinton against “very spurious claims” made by Republicans over the years. Rockeymoore Cummings ’s voice rose as she described how, despite his “grace and dignity in public forums,” her husband was truly “hurt” by the attacks on him and his city.
She said that although Cummings did not want a memorial service in the Capitol, where yesterday he became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state, she insisted that he be remembered with “the respect and the dignity that he deserved.” Rockeymoore Cummings was speaking to an audience who already knew well her husband’s integrity; in a service that stretched nearly four hours, it was the topic of just about every eulogy.
But the attacks Cummings sustained from the president toward the end of his life seemed to demand that his core attributes be recalled with greater urgency, just as it was with McCain a year ago. It’s yet another reminder of how broadly Trump has affected American public life in the past few years, his influence felt even in death and legacy.
(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favorite Living Canadian) Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood against corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.
But the ombre DE resistance came from the most recent former president, who gave everyone in church and on television some coverage. And I was thinking I would want my daughters to know how much I love them, but I would also want them to know that being a strong man includes being kind.
You know, this is a title that we confer on all kinds of people who get elected to public office. A federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to release the redacted evidence gathered by the grand jury associated with Robert Mueller's investigation to the House Judiciary Committee.
Judge Beryl Howell, in her ruling, repeatedly noted that the House is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, which could be assisted with the material assembled by Mueller’s probe. “The need for continued secrecy is minimal and thus easily outweighed by JC’s compelling need for the material,” Howell wrote in the decision issued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., where she is chief judge.
“Tipping the scale even further toward disclosure is the public’s interest in a diligent and thorough investigation into, and in a final determination about, potentially impeachable conduct by the President described in the Mueller Report.” And, just in passing, Judge Powell removed the innards from Lindsey Graham's feckless resolution about the propriety of the House's current impeachment inquiry. Howell brushed aside arguments made by Trump ’s supporters in and outside of Congress that the House’s impeachment inquiry is illegitimate because the House has not held a formal vote to authorize such a probe.
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It was a light day on Capitol Hill, but I did get to see Jane Fonda and Ted Dawson get arrested in the middle of First Street as part of an environmental protest. In that case, you can go on TV and whine at Sean Hannity about how oppressed you both are.
Is it a good day for dinosaur news, New York Times ? Now, a team of paleontologists has uncovered a trove of thousands of fossils in Colorado that provides an in-depth look at the first million years following the K-Pg mass extinction event.
The finding provides insight into the interactions between animals, plants and climate that occurred in the earliest days of the age of mammals, and that allowed them to grow from the size of large rodents into diverse wildlife we might begin to recognize today. “We provide the most vivid picture of recovery of an ecosystem on land after any mass extinction,” said Tyler Lyon, a vertebrate paleontologist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Eventually, of course, the mammals ended up being, well, us, who know that dinosaurs lived then to make us happy now. I'm suddenly nostalgic for the days when our biggest problems were Dolphin Ladies, Girls With Faraway Eyes, seeing Russia from the front porch, Parish Emperors from Texas, Tan Suits being lighter than the wearer's skin, depressed Irish Setters, and Mittens, bitched, being all they've got.
Jeff has a permanent stool at the bar and his own personal bottle of Preston Patron, and now he has 90.11 Beckhams to spend. I'll be back on Monday with whatever nightmares come true over the weekend.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You're not a sucker to have integrity and to treat others with respect', he said earning applause in Baltimore Friday in an apparent dig at the current POTUS.
Lawmaker Cummings, who died this month at 68, played a leading role in Trump's impeachment inquiry. 'He was never complacent, for he knew that without clarity of purpose and a steadfast faith and a dogged determination demanded by our liberty, the promise of this nation could wither,' Obama said.
Former President Barack Obama remembered the late Elijah Cummings in a eulogy at his funeral in Baltimore Lawmaker Cummings, who died this month at 68, played a leading role in Trump's impeachment inquiry.
'Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood again corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel,' Hillary Clinton said Hillary Clinton compared Trump to the Bible's evil and 'corrupt' King Ahab and first lady Melania to Jezebel.
2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris were also among the thousands who attended the service at Baltimore's New Psalmist Baptist Church. Ahab was a corrupt and evil king of Israel; Jezebel was his wife, a Phoenician princess who adorned herself in fine clothing and jewelry, and worshiped the false god Baal, only to ultimately meet her doom.
In her eulogy Clinton praised Cummings, a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, as someone who 'stood against corrupt leadership.' He was an ardent civil rights voice who decades ago endured violence from white mobs as he and other African-Americans sought to integrate a public swimming pool.
The 13-term congressman was credited with helping calm tensions in Baltimore in 2015 when violence erupted following the death of an African-American man in police custody. He was a high-profile antagonist of Trump, who reacted to a weekend of deadly violence during a 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia saying there were 'very fine people' on both sides of the demonstrations.
The funeral was being held in Cummings congressional district, which Trump vilified earlier this year as 'disgusting, rat and rodent-infested.' U.S. race relations are sure to be a contentious topic during the upcoming 2020 presidential election season in which Democrats aim to unseat Trump.
They hope to win over the votes of African-Americans who could play an important role in determining the outcome, along with growing Hispanic communities throughout the United States. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings before his death led a series of investigations of Trump's administration and business dealings.
After three years, Elijah returns to confront the king and challenges his prophets to a contest between God and Baal, to see which one would miraculously burn a bull sacrifice on the altar. Jezebel, furious, threatens to kill Elijah, and he flees, eventually going into the wilderness and being taken by the Angel of the Lord to Mount More, where Moses received the 10 Commandments.