‘Morning Joe’ hosts remember Elijah Cummings, who married them: ‘He was just perfect’

Arjuna Ramgopal

Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away on Thursday due to “complications from longstanding health problems,” according to a statement from his office.

Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who were married by Cummings in 2018, were devastated by the news.

“We are heartbroken,” Scarborough said on Tuesday’s show. “Elijah was a dear friend, a trusted colleague and a fierce advocate for his constituents at home and for all of you Americans who hunger for justice and hunger for truth in these troubled times.

“We were honored that Elijah agreed to marry Mika and me last year. It seemed just perfect, and he was just perfect. It was so great to have him, our dear friend, there. But we’re even more grateful for the public service that he so selflessly committed his life to, every day of his life. He will now be mourned, and his remarkable life will be celebrated. His work, it will be completed. That’s the very least this great country owes to Elijah Cummings during these dark days and troubled times.”

Cummings was born in Baltimore, Md. on Jan. 18, 1951. He became the congressman for the 7th District of Maryland on April 16, 1996 and held that office until his death. The Baltimore native was 68 years old. He is survived by his three children and his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.

Many on Twitter were saddened by the passing of Congressman Cummings.

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