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Rush Limbaugh: Fox News Ignored My Requests To Talk About Immigration (AUDIO)

07/02/2013 03:15 pm ET | Updated Jul 02, 2013

Rush Limbaugh said that Fox News ignored his requests to talk about immigration during his interview on Tuesday.

Limbaugh spoke on "Fox and Friends," where he talked to the hosts about the situation in Egypt, the relationship between Palestine and Israel and the politics of health care reform.

Later on his radio show, he said that the number one topic he wanted to discuss was immigration, but that the network did not seem to want to get into it.

"Now I told the people at Fox that I wanted to talk about this today three or four times and they wouldn't do it," he claimed. "They were not interested in bringing this subject up. I wanted to talk about this in relationship to the current state of the Republican party and they wouldn't do it."

"I had to bring it up myself to whatever extent I did, and that by the way, is quite telling to me," Limbaugh added.

Earlier on "Fox and Friends," he had warned that the Republican party was getting "skunked" on the issue of immigration reform, and that if it continued to do so, it could lose the House in 2014.

“You think that’s a possibility?” Kilmeade asked.

"Yeah, because the Republicans are in the process of engaging in policies guaranteed to lose them elections," Limbaugh replied. He was echoing a similar argument made by Nancy Pelosi, and the results of a poll that found Republicans who support immigration reform are more likely to win Latino votes.

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