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Dem. Rep. Causes Chaos on House Floor After Giving Speech in a Hoodie


"May God bless Trayvon Martin's soul, his family and--" -- CNN: Former Black Panther --

UPDATE: The Blaze was able to get an exclusive interview with Rush. You can watch him explain the incident here.


Dem. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) was reprimanded after taking off his suit jacket and giving a speech on the House floor in a hoodie, even after told to stop:

The Washington Times has more:

"May God bless Trayvon Martin's soul, his family and -- [inaudible]" Rush said as he was removed from the House floor this morning for wearing a hoodie.

Rush was wearing a grey hoodie under his suit jacket. He took off his jacket, pulled the hood over his head and put on sunglasses while saying "racial profiling has to stop, Mr. Speaker. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum," he said.

"The member will suspend," Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., the man serving as speaker pro tempore at the time, said. "The member is no longer recognized. The chair will ask the sergeant-at-arms to enforce the rules on decorum."

Rush violated the rule against wearing hats in the House chamber.

(H/T: Buzzfeed)

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