The hoodie protests have arrived on the floor of the United States Congress.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was chided and escorted from the House floor Wednesday morning for wearing a gray hoodie and sunglasses while delivering a rousing speech about the need for a full investigation in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
“I applaud the young people, all across the land who are making a statement about hoodies, about the real hoodlums in this nation, specifically those who tread on our law wearing official or quasi-official cloaks,” Rush said on the House floor.
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He then continued: “Racial profiling has got to stop. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”