A teacher in Milwaukee has been suspended for saying that she was glad that conservative talk show host, and Medal of Freedom recipient, Rush Limbaugh, has been diagnosed with cancer.
The teacher was placed on leave after tweeting that Limbaugh “absolutely should have to suffer from cancer.”
Travis Sarandos, an English teacher at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, responded to a tweet from another social media user who hoped that Limbaugh would recover and begin advocating for health care reforms, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Sarandos tweeted “Limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful” in response, according to the outlet.
Milwaukee Public Schools confirmed to press that Sarandos has been placed on leave pending an investigation and that the educator was not speaking for the district or students and staff.
Limbaugh announced earlier this month during his nationally syndicated radio show that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
President Trump broke with State of the Union tradition on Tuesday to recognize Limbaugh, who was a guest at the annual speech, and allow first lady Melania Trump to award him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans, who just received a stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet,” Trump said.