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Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois says he mourns the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, and in solidarity the Democrat dons a hoodie on the floor of the U.S. House, going against House rules prohibiting the wearing of hats. (March 28)


[Notes:March 28, 2012][Notes:House pool][Notes:Washington][Notes:Rep. Bobby Rush / (D) Illinois]SOT: The death of Trayvon Martin is an American tragedy. Too often this violent act is repeated in the streets of our nation. I applaud the young people who are making a statement about hoodies and about the real hoodlums in this nation particularly those who tread on our laws wearing quasi-official clothes. Racial profiling must be fought … (Begins to take off jacket, exposing a hoodie/ sweatshirt underneath) puts up hood, puts on black sunglasses) just because you wear a hoody doesn't make you a hoodlum. (Quoting scripture) Please heed these lessons. God be with the…[Notes:Rep. Gregg Harper / (R) Mississippi]SOT: The member will suspend...(gaveling Rush IL 1 down) The member is no longer recognized. The Chair asks the SAA to enforce the prohibition on decor. The rules prohibit the wearing of hats while the House is in session - the donning of hood is not consistent with this rule. Members much comply …or leave the floor. (****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: House pool-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:------------------------------------