Carly Fiorina, the former HP CEO who ran for Senate in California in 2010 and now serves as Vice-Chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, became the first high profile Republican to come out against Rush Limbaugh’s sexist attacks against Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, condemning the radio host on CBS this morning.
“That language is insulting, in my opinion. It’s incendiary and most of all, it’s a distraction. It’s a distraction from what are very real and important issues,” Fiorina said. Watch it:
Red State editor Eric Erickson also called Limbaugh’s comments “insulting” this morning and said, “I understand people being offended,” but nonetheless defended Limbaugh for using “using insult and sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of Sandra Fluke and the left’s position.”
Seventy-five House Democrats have signed a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) calling on Republicans to condemn Limbaugh. Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of conservatives:
“They don’t believe in a government role except when it comes to women exercising her conscience on an issue like that.” Pelosi said. “People who choose to marry and find comfort with each other — they decide that government should step in there. But clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — they want to end the government role.”
Rush Limbaugh isn’t just attacking Sandra Fluke. He’s attacking all women. We need to take a stand now against his revolting behavior. Sign our petition and let Sandra Fluke know that you are on her side.
Boehner, through a spokesperson, called the comments “inappropriate.” “The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation,” his spokesperson said in a statement.