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US Rep. Bobby Rush chastised for wearing hoodie on House floor

Rep. Bobby Rush spoke on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

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Rep. Bobby Rush spoke on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Bobby Rush has donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.

The Illinois Democrat 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, Mississippi Republican Gregg Harper, who reminded him that the wearing of hats was not allowed and ‘‘members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.’’

On Tuesday the 17-year-old Martin’s parents spoke on Capitol Hill at a Democratic-sponsored panel on racial profiling.

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