PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities say a suspicious package sent in the mail to Rush Limbaugh’s South Florida home was not dangerous or hazardous.
Palm Beach police spokesman Fred Hess says the item investigated Thursday afternoon turned out to be an electronic plaque sent by a listener of the radio talk show host’s program as a “business opportunity” for Limbaugh.
It concerned the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.
Hess says no charges will be filed against the sender because no crime was committed.
He says the sender was very apologetic.
He says Limbaugh’s staff members saw what appeared to be wires in the unsolicited package and called the police.
Officers asked the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad to investigate it and they determined it was safe to open.
This comes after a controversial radio show Limbaugh had regarding a Georgetown law student who he called a “slut” following her Congressional testimony on access to birth control.
During an unofficial hearing in front of Democrats on Feb. 23, Sandra Fluke described her experience of being a student at a religiously-affiliated school whose insurance coverage did not provide contraception coverage.
She said birth control would cost her up to $3,000 a year.
Limbaugh lashed out at Fluke on his radio show on Wednesday saying, “What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her?” he asked his listeners. He continued saying, “It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute,” Limbaugh continued. “She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”
When livid Democrats asked Limbaugh to apologize, he double-downed and went even further on Thursday, and said, “So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
In a statement on Thursday, the student said she would not stop advocating for government access to contraception.
Written with the help of NY Daily News.com