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Prominent Republicans React To News Of Rush Limbaugh’s Death

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Republican politicians reacted Tuesday to the news of legendary broadcaster Rush Limbaugh’s death, who died at 70 from lung cancer.

Members of the House, Senate, and former Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump all weighed in on Limbaugh’s death and reflected on his life, saying how much he will be missed and sharing how powerful his voice was throughout their lifetimes.

“Rush Limbaugh was the voice of conservatism for a generation. He was the most important broadcaster in the history of radio, who drew millions of conservatives into a national political debate that was trying to leave them behind. He will be deeply missed,” Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee told the Daily Caller.

“Rush Limbaugh was a giant. With his straightforward, simple articulation of conservatism, he inspired millions. He was one-of-a-kind and he will be missed.,” Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said.

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Limbaugh made the “elite uncomfortable.”

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remembered Limbaugh for his “tireless voice for freedom and the conservative movement.”

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan called Limbaugh “an icon, patriot, and American hero.” (RELATED: ‘I Wasn’t Expected To Be Alive Today’: Rush Limbaugh Delivers Final 2020 Message Of Gratitude)

Bush also released a statement shortly after Limbaugh’s death was announced saying he will be missed. (RELATED: Celebrities, Political Personalities React To News Of Rush Limbaugh’s Death)

Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn announced the news on his radio show Wednesday. Limbaugh was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020.