Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed services Committee has called for the Armed Services Network to drop Rush Limbaugh from their airwaves.
(CNN) - Sen. Carl Levin, the powerful chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday he would like the Armed Forces Network to drop the controversial Rush Limbaugh program from its service that provides radio and television shows to U.S. service members around the world.This is a significant development and it's very important that everybody send their emails to the AFN to take Limbaugh off their radio broadcasts.
"I would hope the people that run it see just how offensive this is and drop it on their own volition," Levin told CNN in an exclusive interview in the Capitol.
"I think that is probably an issue that should be left to the folks that run that network," he said. "In other words, I'd love to see them drop it but I don't think I'd legislate it."
The liberal leaning advocacy group Vote Vets and other progressive voices in the blogosphere have called for the AFN to drop Limbaugh's program.
Limbaugh's statements last week help to divide our armed services by gender. The women who serve our country deserve better than to have a misogynist broadcasting to our brave soldiers in uniform.
Female Veterans Call for American Forces Network to Drop Rush Limbaugh
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