Transcript for 'I love this man': Presidents Clinton, Obama remember Elijah Cummings
Party divisions gave way this week as the country honored congressman Elijah Cummings who died ten days ago. He was the first African American congressman to lie in state at the US capitol where his congressional career began 23 years ago. I'll world would be a much better world in a much better place. If we would only concentrate. On the things we have in common. Instead of concentrating or one our differences is easy to find differences. Very easy. We need to take more time to. Find common ground. Family and friends Republicans and Democrats reflected on Cummings legacy at his funeral Friday in his hometown of Baltimore. This. Columbia remain an ever. Stand with them every conversation we overhead and loved his booming voice but we should hear him now. In the quiet times that night in the morning we need courage. When we get this story that we don't know if we can believe anymore we sit here. He would say anyone remind all of us that our time is too short. Not to fight for what's good. And what is true and what is best in America. To 300 years from now we would say people will look back at this moment and then we'll ask the question. What did you do. Hearing him we would be reminded that it falls upon each of us. To give Boris. To the boards and comfort to the sect. An opportunity to those not born to it and true preserving. And nurture. Our democracy. And our thoughts are with the family of congressman Cummings this morning.
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