Assembly set to approve Limbaugh resolution
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans in the Assembly are set to push a resolution honoring the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
The Senate approved the resolution on Tuesday on an 18-12 vote. 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.
The resolution calls Limbaugh’s voice “unforgettable” and praised him for galvanizing support for conservative policies.
Republicans have a majority in the Assembly.
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