Dem Thrown Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday morning after donning a hood, which is against the rules.
After a back-and-forth with the Speaker pro tempore, the Sergeant at Arms was asked to assist Mr. Rush off the Floor for disobeying House decorum rules. Transcript of what Rep. Rush was trying to say is below.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL): The death of Trayvon Martin is indeed an American tragedy. Too often this violent act which resulted in the murder of Trayvon Martin is repeated in the streets of our nation. I applaud the young people all across the land who are making a statement about hoodies, about the real hoodlums in this nation, particularly those who tread on our laws wearing official or quasi-official clothes. Racial profiling has to stop, Mr. Speaker.
Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum. The Bible teaches us, Mr. Speaker, and -- Micah 6:8
Speaker Pro Tempore: The member will suspend.
Rep. Rush: These words --