Amid the rancor of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Capitol Hill paused Thursday to pay respects to Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last week.
Votes and congressional business were canceled in the House as Cummings’ body lay in state in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall after a private ceremony. The Capitol was to be open for the public to pay its respects in the afternoon.
A funeral service in Cummings’ hometown of Baltimore is at 10 a.m. Friday. Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will speak at the funeral as well as former first lady, senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.