Democratic Senator, Congresswoman Call For Silencing Rush Limbaugh
March 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM (PT)
Two elected Democratic officials are calling for the silencing of PREMIERE NETWORKS host RUSH LIMBAUGH as the controversy over his comments about activist/student SANDRA FLUKE continues.
Sen. CARL LEVIN (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said WEDNESDAY in an interview on CNN that he wants the ARMED FORCES NETWORK to drop LIMBAUGH's show over the remarks. The Pentagon has previously stated that it will not drop LIMBAUGH from the AFN lineup, saying that it airs a "wide range" of opinion; LEVIN added that he doesn't believe Congress should require AFN to drop the show through legislation.
Meanwhile, Rep. SHELLEY BERKLEY (D-NV) is promoting a petition to get LIMBAUGH taken off the airwaves, and AP reports that she is using the issue as a weapon in her bid for the Senate against incumbent Sen. DEAN HELLER (R-NV) by asking that he sign the petition "instead of using his appointed Senate seat to be RUSH LIMBAUGH's water boy," according to her campaign spokesman. HELLER's spokesperson CHANDLER SMITH responded TODAY by telling AP, "While Nevadans are looking for jobs and a stronger economy, the seven-term congresswoman is running a juvenile name calling campaign. 'Water boy?' Sad."