Dem Kicked Off House Floor for Hoodie
Trayvon Martin protest violated rule against hats, GOP chair argued
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 28, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush threw off his suit coat on the House floor today, to reveal that he was wearing a hoodie underneath as a protest against Trayvon Martin's killing. But in the middle of Rush's impassioned plea, Republican presiding officer Gregg Harper interrupted, saying "members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor." He then had Rush thrown out, arguing that he had violated the chamber's rule against wearing hats, the Hill reports.

"Racial profiling has to stop," Rush declared. "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum." As he continued, Harper kept interrupting to say he was out of order, but Rush only grew louder, until finally the sergeant at arms escorted him out of the chamber.

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JudMiller
Mar 29, 2012 11:14 AM CDT
Criminal thug Bobby Rush sympathizes with fellow criminal Trayvon. What a shocker. Can you imagine the people that vote for him? That is a neighborhood you do not want to wander into.
MDD
Mar 29, 2012 5:38 AM CDT
idiot should lose his seat..
Bundy714
Mar 28, 2012 8:03 PM CDT
Awwww man, go to the NRA online store and check out their new NRA Concealed Carry Hooded Sweatshirt. "The included Velcro®-backed holster and double mag pouch can be repositioned inside the pockets for optimum draw. Ideal for carrying your favorite compact to mid-size pistol, the NRA Concealed Carry Hooded Sweatshirt gives you an extra tactical edge, because its unstructured, casual design appears incapable of concealing a heavy firearm – but it does so with ease! " Those guys love some controversy. Can't believe there isn't a story about this yet.