Sen. Johnson: Limbaugh’s remarks ‘outrageous and terrible’Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., joined the growing chorus of critics of national radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday.
By: Denise Ross, The Daily Republic
Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., joined the growing chorus of critics of national radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday.
“It was outrageous and terrible,” Johnson said of Limbaugh’s recent remarks.
Limbaugh last week labeled Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke “a slut” and called her a prostitute because she had sought to testify before Congress about why she believes insurance plans should cover women’s contraceptives.
“She deserves more respect than that,” Johnson said. “I think Rush Limbaugh’s remarks were outrageous.”
After several advertisers left his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh issued a written apology over the weekend. That has done little to quell the uproar.
Some Rapid City residents have launched a petition drive seeking to oust Limbaugh’s show from a local radio station’s lineup.
Tuesday, President Obama said Limbaugh’s remarks “don’t have any place” in public discourse.
Obama said the incident made him think of his two daughters and his hopes that they can engage in issues they care about in the future.
Obama said he doesn’t want his daughters “attacked or called horrible names” for speaking their minds and being good citizens.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.