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 ScarboroughSaagar Enjeti: Republicans lost Kentucky by failing to appeal to working class Scarborough knocks GOP senator for Pelosi remark: He 'degraded himself' TYT's Cenk Uygur rips Dems condemning Trump 'lock him up' chant: 'Most feckless party' ever MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiTYT's Cenk Uygur rips Dems condemning Trump 'lock him up' chant: 'Most feckless party' ever 'Sorry Joe' trends as Scarborough faces backlash for defending Trump after World Series chant Scarborough scolds Nats fans for 'lock him up' chant: 'We are Americans and we do not do that' MORE honored the late Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer NAACP president to run for Cummings's House seat Elijah Cummings's widow 'thinking carefully' about running for his old seat Trump's criminal justice reform record fraught with contradiction 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.