On Wednesday morning, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), spoke on the House floor in protest of the killing of Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin:
“Racial profiling has to stop. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”
According to The Hill, the presiding Republican, Gregg Harper, ordered Rush removed from the chamber, stating that they are not allowed to wear hats:
Rush quoted the Bible while presiding officer Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) repeatedly interrupted him, then asked the Sergeant at Arms to enforce the House prohibition on hats in the chamber.
Yes, good going Republicans! By all means, lets not address the substance of Rep. Rush’s minor protest, lets just fall back on the good old status quo.