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Former President Barack Obama, Clintons among speakers at funeral for Rep. Elijah Cummings

Posted at 5:22 AM, Oct 25, 2019

Former President Barack Obama will be speaking at the service Friday for Rep. Elijah Cummings at the request of Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, the late congressman's widow, according to Obama's communications director.

Obama will deliver remarks about the remarkable life and legacy of one of the country's "finest public servants," communications director Katie Hill says.

Rockeymoore-Cummings is the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and she will also be speaking at the service.

Other speakers include former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Kweisi Mfume as well as several of Cummings' family members.

The funeral will be held Friday at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Maryland. Cummings attended the church for nearly 40 years. A public viewing will take place at 8 a.m. ET and the funeral will take place at 10 a.m. ET.

This story was originally published by Kelly Broderick on WMAR.