Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol in Jefferson City Monday afternoon.

Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley (R-Perryville) alerted media statewide less than half an hour before the ceremony’s scheduled start time at 1 p.m.

Tilley wanted to avoid a public spectacle for the event after Limbaugh’s selection was criticized by Democrats, some women’s groups and other political opponents.

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