Trayvon: Rush Off the Floor
Congressman Bobby Rush - noteworthy for being the only person to have defeated Barack Obama in an election - was kicked off the floor of the house Wednesday for donning a hoodie in a call for an end to racial profiling.
"Too often, this violent act that resulted in the murder of Trayvon Martin is repeated in the streets of our nation," Rush said in his statement. "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."
At this point in his remarks, Rush took off his jacket to reveal that he was wearing a hoodie underneath it. He covered his head with the hood, violating a rule in Congress that prohibits wearing hats on the House floor.
Hats aren't allowed on the floor of the house, so he was ordered out.