March 27, 2012
Rep. Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democrat, has demonstrated how the Trayvon Martin case has hijacked the business of the House of Representatives.
On Wednesday, Rush donned a hooded sweater. “Just because someone wears a hoodie, does not make them a hoodlum,” he said.
Rush ignored the presiding Speaker’s gavel and delivered a diatribe on the Martin case and quoted from the Bible. He was subsequently escorted out of the chamber by security staff.
It’s against the rules to wear hats in the chamber when the House is in session.