Home / Home news / McCain: Limbaugh outburst ‘totally unacceptable’

McCain: Limbaugh outburst ‘totally unacceptable’

Sen. John McCain (File Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain says it’s “totally unacceptable” for Rush Limbaugh to call a law student a “slut” in the political furor over requiring that women get birth control coverage free of charge.

Speaking Monday on the CBS program ‘This Morning,’ the Arizona senator said Limbaugh’s statements were unacceptable “in every way” and “should be condemned” by people across the political spectrum.

Limbaugh has apologized for the outburst on his radio program last week. Republican presidential candidates have distanced themselves from his comments, though not as forcefully as McCain. Democrats are seizing on the flap to accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women.”

At issue is whether women working for employers affiliated with a religion should get free birth control under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

One comment

  1. Notice how McCain didn’t form an opinion until he was absolutely certain which way public opinion was blowing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Check Also

Department of Economic Security director Tim Jeffries stands outside his office, adorned with a "Director J :)" sign. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

Ducey suspends firings at Department of Economic Security

Gov. Doug Ducey has suspended the head of the Department of Economic Security's ability to terminate agency employees and installed a personnel monitor in the wake of a large number of dismissals.