GOP US Sen. Brown rejects Limbaugh slur of student

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Associated Press

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 3 at 3:05 AM

BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is joining Democrats in calling on radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for calling a law student "a slut" for testifying before Congress about the need for birth control coverage.

A Brown spokesman said that as the father of two daughters, the senator found the remarks offensive and reprehensible and believes Limbaugh should apologize.

Brown's comments came after Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Clare Kelly called on him to condemn Limbaugh's remarks.

Democrats have seized on the comments as more evidence of what they describe as a Republican "war on women."

Massachusetts Democrats have criticized Brown's decision to co-sponsor an amendment that would have let employers claim a moral exemption to offering contraception coverage.

Brown defended the measure, which was defeated Thursday, as a protection of religious liberty.

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