GOP lawmakers pass Wisconsin resolution honoring Rush Limbaugh

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Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 8:20 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2021 at 3:27 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans who control the Wisconsin Assembly have approved a resolution honoring the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

The resolution calls Limbaugh’s voice “unforgettable” and praises him for advancing conservative policies.

Democrats railed against the resolution, saying Limbaugh’s career was full of racism, sexism and homophobia. Minority Leader Gordon Hintz said passing the resolution signals Republicans are comfortable with that.

The Assembly ultimately approved the resolution 56-35 during a floor session Wednesday.

Republicans who control the state Senate passed the resolution at the end of a floor session Tuesday.

Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley accused the GOP of introducing the resolution to “tick” Democrats off. Sen. LaTonya Johnson, a Black Democrat from Milwaukee, read a list of Limbaugh quotes disparaging former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. She called him a homophobe and a racist.

Johnson tried to introduce a resolution recognizing February as Black History Month but Republicans killed it.

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