Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians last week. A bronze bust of Limbaugh is now among those of Harry Truman and Walt Disney. And the House just spent $1,100 on a security camera to watch over it.
Clerk Adam Crumbliss said Republican legislative leaders were worried about vandalism. “We recognize that there was a level of controversy around it, and we want to make sure that property is protected,” Crumbliss said (via the Associated Press). “We’ve had lots of calls, and some calls and complaints have been a little beyond the pale.”
Assistant House Minority Leader Tishaura Jones took issue with the camera, arguing the money would be better spent on salaries of legislative staff.
“If they thought that the bust might be defaced or vandalized and they have to guard it with a camera, it’s another indication that maybe they shouldn’t have put it there,” said Jones (D-St. Louis). “It’s another chapter in this never-ending saga of this man who deserves no honor in the people’s house.”
Crumbliss argued the camera serves two purposes: the House has been considering installing cameras to live broadcast sessions.
(H/T AP via HuffPost)
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