Murkowski ‘Stunned’ By Rush’s ‘Incendiary Comments’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) told TPM on Tuesday that she was “stunned” by Rush Limbaugh’s smear of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.

“There was the incendiary comments made by Rush Limbaugh that I think are just adding to this sense that women’s health rights are being attacked,” Murkowski said.

“The comments made by Limbaugh, I was just stunned,” she added. “In the end, I’m a little bit disappointed that there hasn’t been greater condemnation of his words by people in leadership positions.”

Including Republicans? “Everybody,” she responded. “What he said was just wrong. Just wrong.”

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