Mo. legislators consider Rush Limbaugh Day

Mo. legislators consider Rush Limbaugh Day
Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, died on Feb. 17. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are considering setting aside a day each January to honor the late Rush Limbaugh.

The Cape Girardeau native gained national fame before he died in February at age 70 after a battle with cancer.

A Missouri Senate committee debated legislation Tuesday to designate Jan. 12, Limbaugh’s birthday, as “Rush Limbaugh Day.”

Supporters said Limbaugh was a conservative icon worthy of the honor and opponents said his rhetoric was divisive.

The bill awaits a vote in the Senate General Laws Committee. A similar proposal is pending in the House.

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