How Sarah Huckabee Sanders Feels About Rush Limbaugh's Death

People across the country are in mourning following the death of political commentator and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. His wife delivered the somber news on his show on Feb. 17, 2021, telling his listeners (via CNN), "As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life." She added, "Rush will forever be the greatest of all time." Limbaugh was 70 years old at the time of his death.

Previously, the radio host revealed he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer on his show in February 2020. While undergoing treatment, he continued to host The Rush Limbaugh Show, which first hit the airwaves in the 1980s. In October 2020, Limbaugh told his listeners that his cancer was "terminal," however, he maintained a positive outlook, per NPR

"I never thought I would see October 1st. I never thought I would. When October 1st hit on the calendar this year, I reminded myself of that — of that thought," he said at the time (via NPR). "I am extremely grateful to be able to come here to the studio and to maintain as much normalcy as possible," he continued. "Thank you so much for your overwhelming encouragement, support, and prayers out there. They absolutely work! Fear not, I plan to hang around a long time to continue to annoy the left."

Following Limbaugh's death, several conservatives paid homage to the host, including former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says her 'heart is broken'

Following Rush Limbaugh's death, Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter to share her thoughts. "My heart is broken for the Limbaugh family and our country," Sanders — who is running for governor of Arkansas – wrote. "America has lost a great champion of freedom. My prayers and condolences to the Limbaugh family including my good friend @DavidLimbaugh. Rest in peace Rush."

Since Limbaugh was an outspoken conservative, his reputation will be cherished by some, while others say he will go down in infamy. The varying opinions were on full display in Sanders' Twitter replies. "Rush made a career of promoting hate," one person commented on her condolences. Another added, "My momma always said, 'if you can't say something nice, don't say anything AT ALL!' Something nice!" Meanwhile, another person tweeted, "Such a sad day for America. Rush can't be replaced. We don't grow'em like him anymore."