Madison’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Wisconsin Senate Republicans voted 18-12 Tuesday to pass a resolution honoring Rush Limbaugh, the divisive conservative commentator and radio host who died February 17. Two Republicans, Sen. Dale Kooyenga and Eric Wimberger, did not vote.
In the same Senate session, Republicans turned down Democratic efforts to include slavery and Black history in a bill requiring public schools to teach the Holocaust and other genocides; they also rejected another attempt at a Black History Month resolution after passing on a similar effort last month.
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Republicans in Wisconsin’s State Senate passed a resolution honoring Rush Limbaugh Tuesday after rejecting a resolution to recognize Black History Month. The resolution passed 18-12, with two Republicans choosing not to vote. https://t.co/qNr1K1LgyT
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“The Republicans have issues with who we as a Black body choose to honor, but yet we have to sit in this body and honor somebody like Rush Limbaugh who was a homophobic, xenophobic racist,” @StateSenLaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) said.#RacistGOPhttps://t.co/0G0AEXFBZi
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