Radio host Rush Limbaugh mocked the idea of a museum honoring women’s accomplishments in what he called “satire,” Media Matters reported on Wednesday.
“We already have, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know how many museums for women all over the country,” Limbaugh said. “They are called malls.”
Limbaugh was apparently taken aback by the news that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office was the source of upcoming legislation regarding the construction of a “National Women’s History Museum” on or near the National Mall. A panel from the House Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to examine the plan next week, but the bill is expected to garner bipartisan support.
“All those war museums and memorials, those are museums to men,” Limbaugh said. “We’ve left the women out, that’s right.”
Limbaugh also facetiously imitated listeners who complain that they can’t get friends to listen to his foreign policy views because of these types of caustic comments.
“Satire, parody anyone?” he protested. “Actually, you know what this is? If I may veer back to it’s this war on women business. Hey, I could have said brothel but I didn’t. It’s pandering, it’s this war on women business.”
Limbaugh then accused Republicans of supporting the museum in hopes of currying favor with the “prototype single woman” upon whom Democrats rely.
“They think that this is going to nullify some of the negatives attached to this baseless claim that Republicans are conducting a war on women,” he said.
Listen to Limbaugh’s remarks, as posted on Wednesday, below.