Missouri lawmakers consider day to honor Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Limbaugh speaks before US President Donald Trump takes the stage during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 21, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

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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