#HoodiesUp! Congressman Bounced From House Floor For Rocking A Hoodie!!!!!
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was asked to leave the U.S. House floor in Washington D.C. after wearing a hoodie in support of justice in the Trayvon Martin killing.
On Wednesday morning, Rush was asked to leave the House floor after removing his suit jacket to reveal a “hoodie,” he then put the hood of his sweatshirt on his head to protest Trayvon’s killing in Sanford, Florida.
Rush told the House floor:
“Racial profiling has to stop. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”
Rush also put on sunglasses.
Rush quoted the Bible while presiding officer Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) repeatedly interrupted him, then asked the Sergeant at Arms to enforce the House prohibition on hats in the chamber.
After Harper had Rush removed from the floor, he said:
“The chair must remind members that clause 5 of rule 17 prohibits the wearing of hats in the chamber when the House is in session. The chair finds that the donning of a hood is not consistent with this rule. Members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.”
Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus have taken to the House floor during the last week to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon on February 26th.
Shout out to Bobby Rush for standing up for Trayvon Martin. #HoodiesUp
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Source: Global Grind