Scarborough, Brzezinski honor Cummings as 'true patriot fighting for justice and truth'

Scarborough, Brzezinski honor Cummings as 'true patriot fighting for justice and truth'
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MSNBC's Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low Cheney clashes with Trump Trump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiThe Memo: Trump's Scarborough tweets unsettle his allies Fox's Perino presses Trump official on Scarborough tweets: 'How does this help the president win?' Cheney says Trump should stop tweeting Scarborough conspiracy MORE honored the late Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFacial recognition tools under fresh scrutiny amid police protests The sad spectacle of Trump's enablers Democrat Kweisi Mfume wins House primary in Maryland MORE (D-Md.) following his passing Thursday morning, calling him "a true patriot fighting for justice and truth." 
 
Cummings married Scarborough and Brzezinski in a November 2018 ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and often joined their weekday MSNBC program "Morning Joe."
 
"Thank you, Elijah, for being such a good friend. But we thank God even more that you were such a powerful advocate for your constituents and a true patriot fighting for justice and truth," Scarborough wrote to his more than 2 million followers alongside a photo from the wedding ceremony.
 
 
"We are heartbroken," Brzezinski also tweeted with the same photo.
 

“If you wonder what Elijah Cummings did for his district, he comforted people who were scared of you," Scarborough, a former GOP congressman who left the Republican Party in 2017 over Trump, said Thursday morning.
 
Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, was 68.