An Illinois congressman donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.  U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago, pictured) spoke out against racial profiling and, as he removed his suit coat and pulled the hood on the sweatshirt he was wearing underneath over his head, said that “just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”


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Rush was interrupted by the presiding officer, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), who reminded him that the wearing of hats was not allowed and “members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.”


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