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Wed March 28, 2012
Women's group protests Limbaugh
Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol Wednesday to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Limbaugh has come under fire for insulting a Georgetown University student who testified in favor of President Obama’s birth control policies before Congressional Democrats. Fellow Democrat and State House Member Jeanette Mott Oxford told the crowd that it would be wrong for visitors to the State Capitol to see a bust of Limbaugh in the third floor Rotunda:
“With tens of thousands of school children touring our capitol, to think it’s appropriate to have Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians? That’s what really frosts me…how about you?”
The crowd then delivered several boxes of petitions to House Speaker Steven Tilley’s office.
Tilley, meanwhile, remains committed to inducting Limbaugh into the Hall.