‘We can do better’: Elijah Cummings’ most memorable speeches


When we hear about stories
coming out from you and your agency that everything is pretty good
and you’re doing a great job, I guess you feel like you’re doing
a great job, right? Is that what you’re saying? –We’re doing our level best in the very….
–What does that mean? What does that mean when a child
is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower, come on man!
What’s that about? None of us will have our children
in that position. They are human beings,
we are the United States of America, we are the greatest country
in the world, we are the ones that can
go anywhere in the world and save people.
Make sure that they have diapers. Make sure that they have toothbrushes.
Make sure that they’re not laying around defecating
in some silver paper. Come on, we’re better than that.
But I’m just saying to you, I want to first of all thank you.
I know that this had been hard I know that you face a lot.
I know that you are worried about your family.
But this is a part of your destiny. And hopefully this portion
of your destiny will lead to a better, a better, a better Michael Cohen,
a better Donald Trump, a better United States of America,
and a better world. And I mean that from
the depths of my heart. When we’re dancing
with the angles, the question will be asked: in 2019,
what did we do to make sure we kept
our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines
and say nothing? One year ago today,
on my mother’s dying bed– a 92 years old former sharecropper–
her last words were ‘Do not let them take our votes away from us’.
They had fought, she had fought and seen people harmed,
beaten, trying to vote. Talk about inalienable rights.
Voting is crucial. And I don’t give a damn
how you look at it. There are efforts to stop
people from voting. That’s not right!
This is not Russia. This is the United States of America,
and I will fight until the death to make sure every citizen
whether they are Green party, whether they’re Freedom party,
whether they’re Democrat, whether they’re Republican,
whoever, has that right to vote because it is the essence
of our democracy.

42 thoughts on “‘We can do better’: Elijah Cummings’ most memorable speeches

  1. I see trump’s Christian soldiers are out in force spouting more hate, way to go, let America see the hate ya all stand for… 🤢🤢🤢🤢

  2. Mr. Cummings was a part of the "get Trump" task force and won't be missed by many.

  3. as a political institution, the democrat party design is a disgrace, much worse than an unacceptable affront to legislative responsibility and protection of freedom. the idea that they will hijack whats left of their ford flopped criminal clinton scam consensus of confidence for any of their deblasio project based contenders is a task few aside from snl can manage according to leftist legacy deluded demands and their exploitation agendas. that reality repeated, if we took the headline alone it could simply be his advice for the guardian.

  4. Hopefully he sees and hears the 63 million unborn babies that he supported killing. Cummins is in HELL

  5. Poor Elijah. He achieved nothing whatsoever in his life other than trying to create hatred and division. His Baltimore district is one of the worst.

  6. We should have done better than elect Cummins. But his district is made of of people that dont expect much from their elected officials

  7. A honorable man who stood up for human beings! He is so needed right now in the face of this nightmarish and heinous administration. You lived a righteous life Elijah, and you are missed already by many who loved and appreciated you and who needed your voice! Rip in peace and deep condolences to your loved ones.

  8. 2:18 its a shame cuz if she had more time she would've told you she was talking about the dixiecrats..

  9. Phony lip- service and I feel sorry for the simps who think it's anything other than that.

  10. 2:11 Elijah votes* but it’s ok they take no vote over Trumps impeachment’s. RIP

  11. Is he speaking of Baltimore? Got rich on the back of Black folks. Lying through his teeth. Now, that’s not right. His own people came to hear him speak in Baltimore and told him to leave, because he did nothing for his own. Crying over non-citizens. Where were the teardrops for Baltimore the last 20+ years?

  12. We are United States of America we are better than that – when we are dancing with the angels we have to asked what did we do to keep democracy intact. You will be missed😢

  13. 'America lost a giant': Elijah Cummings' sudden death prompts warm tributes ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/17/senior-democrat-elijah-cummings-dies-from-health-complications

    Elijah Cummings obituary ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/17/senior-democrat-elijah-cummings-dies-from-health-complicati

  14. This isn’t the Cummings Iv came to hate. Ohh wait it’s literally not him 🤣

  15. Put him face down so he can't dig his way out ! empty his pockets also. Now he can dance with the devil…

  16. these comments are 😐😐😐. if you were tired of him, yall couldve voted him out. he has passed, show a little respect, as he is human too.

  17. He was a great man when he was much younger but unfortunately at his death he was just another corrupt money grabbing politician. Sad.

  18. I would've liked to see Elijah Cummings in a cage in his own feces. We're glad the little hemroid died.

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