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48 House Representatives call on Speaker of the House for decision reversal

Date: March 6, 2012
By: Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau

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The Speaker of the House is not backing down from his controversial plans to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians even after pressure from House Democrats.
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Wrap: The House Minority Caucus sent a letter to Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, Tuesday, calling on him to abandon his plans to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Assistant Minority Caucus leader Tishaura Jones says that Limbaugh is not worthy of the honor.  

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Description: "There's nothing about Rush Limbaugh, especially in light of his recent comments about Ms. Fluke that shows that he deserves that honor."

But Tilley is still going through with his plans.

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Description: Reporter: "So you're not backing down?" Tilley: "No, I mean there's nothing really to back down from. It's somebody that I think is worthy."

48 House members signed the letter, which says the induction of Limbaugh is an endorsement of misogynistic attitudes.

From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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The House Minority Leader says inducting Rush Limbaugh is an endorsement of misogynistic attitudes in the Missouri statehouse.
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Wrap: The House Minority Caucus sent a letter to Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, Tuesday, calling on him to abandon his plans to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

48 House members signed the letter, which said Limbaugh's contributions to his field are not widely recognized for being positive.

House Minority Leader Mike Talboy said it begs the question as to some of the treatments and view points toward women.

Speaker of the House Steven Tilley says he still plans on going through with the induction. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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