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Speaker Boehner Denounces Limbaugh ‘Slut’ Comments: Obviously ‘Inappropriate’

In a statement released by a spokesperson Monday morning, Speaker Of The House John Boehner condemned radio host Rush Limbaugh’s controversial “slut” remarks which were targeted at Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, Politico’s Seung Mim Kim reports. “The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an e-mail Friday morning.

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Limbaugh made the provocative remarks on his radio program Wednesday. “What does it say about the college coed Susan Fluke [sic], who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”

Fluke responded to Limbaugh’s comments on the The Ed Show Thursday. “I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names. Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is, historically, the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care needs and this is what they need,” Fluke observed. “And what’s been amazing to me today is the outpouring of support. Everyone from members of Congress to Georgetown faculty to so many women who’ve contacted me, and I think it’s clear from what they’ve said that they’re not going to be silenced by this.”

(h/t Politico)

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