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Hoodie Display Gets Bobby Rush Kicked Off House Floor

| On 28, Mar 2012

The Trayvon Martin story has reached all different types of people across the U.S. in the past month.

The U.S. House of Representatives is no different. On Wednesday morning, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) spoke from the House floor about Trayvon’s murder on February 26.

During his brief remarks, he removed his suit jacked to expose a gray hoodie he was wearing. He continued to talk about Martin while putting on sunglasses.

The acting Speaker of the House, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Mississippi), found Rush to be in violation and essentially removed him from the House floor.

Despite the polarizing nature of the Trayvon Martin controversy, hats of any kind are not allowed on the House floor while they are in session. This includes hoodies. Rush’s message is important, however, the House floor was probably not the best place to break out the hoodie.

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ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:

Do you think some people are taking the “hoodie movement” too far? 

Or, is this just the beginning of more civil disobedience in which Americans need to engage? 

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Thanks to Think Progress for the tip on the Bobby Rush video!

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