Congressman Bobby Rush III, a black Democrat from Illinois, was escorted off of the floor of the House of Representatives the morning after donning a hoodie to show his support from deceased Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The moment came just a day after House Democrats held a forum to discuss the case which featured Martin's parents as guests.
Rep. Gregg Harper, a Republican from Mississippi was serving as acting speaker.
"Just because someone wears a hoodie, does not make them a hoodlum," said Rush as he removed his suit jacket and placed the hood from his sweatshirt over his head.
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Harper began banging his gavel and has Rush escorted off the floor by security.
Harper cited a rule that forbids members from wearing hats on the floor. It's the same rule which prevents local congresswoman Frederica Wilson from donning her trademark hats.