Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos has sent a letter to Governor Evers asking for the Wisconsin and United States flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Rush Limbaugh. You can read the letter in its entirety below.
Dear Governor Evers:
I am reaching out to request that the flags of the United States and Wisconsin be lowered to half-staff throughout the state in honor of Rush Limbaugh who died today at the age of 70 from complications from lung cancer. While some individuals may only see him as a popular radio host, he was a pioneer in talk radio, a best-selling author, and a commentator who inspired generations to become active in politics. Since the late 1980s, Rush offered up a political dialogue that helped generate a more robust debate of ideas at kitchen tables, classrooms, and legislatures. His successful show also opened the door to more political talk show hosts on both sides of the aisle. No doubt, there are people who did not agree with him, but there is no question that he made a lasting impact on political discourse and conservativism in our nation.
According to published reports, Rush was honored by being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Most recently, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In closing, I invite you to join our country in sending condolences to Rush Limbaugh’s family and friends by lowering the flags to half-staff at all buildings, grounds and military installations across the Badger State in his honor. It would be a show of respect and bipartisanship when so many in our state and nation mourn the loss of this historic figure in American politics.
Representative Robin J. Vos
I just sent a request to the governor to lower the state and U.S. flags in honor of Rush Limbaugh. He will be missed. No doubt he has made a lasting impact on American politics and conservatism. pic.twitter.com/xAfGHYnV7V— Speaker Robin Vos (@SpeakerVos) February 17, 2021