[Video] Congressman Thrown Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie To Support Trayvon Martin
[photogallerylink id=113314 align=left]Representative Bobby Rush, of Illinois, came onto the House floor on Wednesday dressed in appropriate attire, until he removed his suit jacket to reveal a hoodie, and removed his glasses, replacing them with shades. Why? Well, he joined the rest of us standing for justice and was showing support for Trayvon Martin, the Flordia boy who was murdered.
“Racial profiling has to stop, just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum,” Rush said while revealing his true outfit on the House floor.
The congressman even began reciting Bible verses referring to the need “to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” and about being “sent…to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and to recover the sight to the blind and to set the oppressed free…I urge all men who hear these words to heed these lessons.”
Republican Representative Gregg Harper of Mississippi was directing the chamber during Rush’s interference. Harper kept slamming the gavel, trying to cut Rush off, nonetheless, Rush only continued LOUDER.
“May God bless Trayvon Martin’s soul, his family,” Rush yelled. Huffington Post reported that Rush, “continued yelling as he was escorted off the floor by the House Sergeant at Arms.”
Harper claimed that Rush, “violated House rules by wearing a hoodie and reminded those in the chamber of the rules.”
After Rush was removed, Harper said:
“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.”