Boehner Spox: Limbaugh’s Comments ‘Inappropriate’

Michael Steel, a spokesman for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), said that the Republican leader repudiates the recent remarks made by conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, but he also criticized those who seek to use the controversy as a fundraising tool.

“The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation,” Steel told CNN on Friday.

Limbaugh set off a firestorm earlier this week when he called Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown Law School who testified in the House of Representatives last week, a “slut” and “prostitute.”  



Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at