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Missouri lawmakers pass bill that would create annual “Rush Limbaugh Day” in the state

This past Thursday, Missouri lawmakers voted to pass a bill that would create a “Rush Limbaugh Day” in honor of the late conservative talk radio host who passed away earlier this year.

Missouri, which has a GOP-run House voted last week to add a provision for the presumed holiday to an already existing bill that would effectively recognize “the first full week in September of each year as ‘Fox Trotter Week’ in Missouri.” According to the Associated Press, the bill will now move to the state Senate and wait for approval or denial. With this extension/provision onto the bill, Limbaugh’s birthday would be honored and remembered every January the 12th. Limbaugh passed away in February of this year at the age of 70. Many supporters of the bill praised Limbaugh for speaking boldly on controversial issues, and for being a mega icon in the conservative world.

State Representative Sara Walsh (R) told the Associated Press, “Rush demonstrated courage to speak boldly and encouraged his listeners and viewers to reach for their dreams and to push onward beyond the naysayers and discouragers that we all encounter in life.” Democratic state lawmakers, however, opposed the bill. According to a report from The Hill, “State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D) slammed Limbaugh for his “constant attacks on Black people and other people of color.”

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ARTICLE: ETHAN FINN

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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