(LEX 18) – Several members of the Kentucky Republican Party, including Senator Rand Paul and Rep. Andy Barr, mourned Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Twitter on Wednesday.
RIP to a legend and patriot, Rush Limbaugh. Not many people can say they revolutionized and stayed at the forefront of an industry like he did. My condolences to his family.
– Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 17, 2021
Limbaugh died on Wednesday of lung cancer complications, his wife announced on his radio show. He was 70 years old.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer for the first time in early 2020. On February 4, 2020, one day after his diagnosis was publicly announced, Limbaugh visited the state where then-President Donald Trump awarded the radio host the Medal of Freedom.
Sec. Michael Adams, Treasurer Allison Joy Ball, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Chartered Accountant Mike Harmon and former Governor Matt Bevin also spoke out to offer their condolences.
I am deeply saddened by Rush Limbaugh’s death. I started listening to him years ago when he was doing more parodies. We will miss his humor, his love for life, his love for his country and his love for his Lord. https://t.co/l4qRXDSm9n
– Mike Harmon (@mikeharmonky) February 17, 2021
RIP Rush Limbaugh. Through his books, radio and television shows, he played a major role in my political awakening in my youth and provided inspiration that continues to this day.
– Secretary Adams (@ Adams4SecState) February 17, 2021
RIP #RushLimbaugh …
One of the most influential voices in America in recent decades … love him or hate him, he made people think … such people are rare jewels … may he rest in peace …
– Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) February 17, 2021
In an interview with Newsmax, Rep. James Comer said of Limbaugh, “He was certainly a great Conservative American and made a huge difference in spreading the message of the truth. I’ve always been a huge fan of Rush Limbaugh and very sad about it.”