Eurweb.com has reported that Democratic Rep. of Illinois was escorted off of the House Floor yesterday because he was wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in honor of Trayvon Martin. Rush took the podium and spoke about the senseless killing. He said, “Too often, this violent act that resulted in the murder of Troyon 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 hoodlums in this nation, particularly those who tread on our laws wearing official or quasi-official clothes.” Rush added, “Racial profiling has to stop, Mr. Speaker. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”
Republican congressman Rep. Gregg Harper, who was serving as the presiding speaker of the chamber, called Rush out of order. Rush continued reading a passage from the Bible before being escorted out of the chamber.
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