After news of legendary conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s death on Wednesday, some of Florida’s top Republican lawmakers shared their thoughts about his life and career.
Former President Donald Trump, who awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his State of the Union Address last year, also released a statement saying:
The great Rush Limbaugh has passed away to a better place, free from physical pain and hostility. His honor, courage, strength, and loyalty will never be replaced. Rush was a patriot, a defender of Liberty, and someone who believed in all of the greatness our Country stands for. Rush was a friend to myself and millions of Americans—a guiding light with the ability to see the truth and paint vivid pictures over the airwaves. Melania and I express our deepest condolences to his wonderful wife, Kathryn, his family, and all of his dedicated fans. He will be missed greatly.
Rest In Peace, Rush Limbaugh. His legacy as a monumental figure in radio, iconic voice for conservatives and devoted advocate for the First Amendment will live on. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time. https://t.co/o1gtmla5pr
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) February 17, 2021
.@FLCaseyDeSantis and I are saddened to learn of the passing of fellow Floridian and our friend, Rush Limbaugh. My statement ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/L4GuZZNhfy
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 17, 2021
Today, conservative America mourns the loss of talk radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh. My prayers go out to his family and his loved ones. https://t.co/ATKrRhxDr8
— Chris Sprowls (@ChrisSprowls) February 17, 2021