Dem Rep. Rush Kicked Off House Floor for ‘Hoodie’ in Trayvon Martin Protest

Peter Kasperowicz, The Hill, March 28, 2012

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning was asked to leave the House floor after removing his suit jacket to reveal a “hoodie,” then putting the hood on his head to protest the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

“Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said. ”Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.” Rush also put on sunglasses.

The Illinois Democrat 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.

“The chair must remind members that clause 5 of rule 17 prohibits the wearing of hats in the chamber when the House is in session,” Harper said after Rush left. “The chair finds that the donning of a hood is not consistent with this rule. Members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.”


[Editor’s Note: A video of this incident is available here.]

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  • Impertinent

    And blacks wonder why nothing ever improves for them in their ghettos?

    They keep electing the same criminals and in this case a true criminal and former black panther from the old radical 60’s….as their “representative”? And this is another slug from Illinois too. Same for jesse jerkson  junior. From Chicago where murder of blacks on blacks is greater than Liberia in a single weekend. And Liberia has been in constant war for the last 20 years.

    That’s just what Congress needs in their presence…a radical racist black panther that does NOTHING for blacks….just for themselves. Are blacks that stupid I have to wonder.

    They can’t be…so it must be racism…period.

    • Oil Can Harry

      40 years ago Bobby Rush’s fellow Black Panthers often wore hoods during stickups and when creeping up on police officers.

  • Hirschibold

    This case reminds me of the movie “Wag the Dog” with Deniro and Dustin Hoffman. The president is in the midst of a sex scandal and thus cooks up a phony war in Eastern Europe to distract America. One of the PR men even creates a meme of a patriotic boy who throws his shoes over a telephone wire and consoles his mother who is sad for her son away at war by saying “Courage, mom.”

    People all over America respond like trained circus seals, saying “Courage, mom,” and throwing their shoes over telephone wires in a show of solidarity. Now life is imitating art. Look how long it took for everyone to don their hoodies, grab their Skittles and their iced-tea, and make their own mindless meme.

    • Great Point!

    • Impertinent

      And some blacks seem to be led on a leash as easily as a doberman.

  • This “no limit nigga” has been turned into a tool by Black Run America. Blacks shouldn’t be allowed to do things that endanger others and the republic. I would say drive, own weapons, vote and be elected are things they shouldn’t be permitted to do. They are totally juvenile and unworthy of those privileges.

  • sbuffalonative

    Blacks demand to be a part of white culture. When given the chance, they take the opportunity to disrespect our traditions.

    This is yet another example of the black man showing his disdain for white culture and white traditions.

    Blacks wonder why white people hold them in low regard and want nothing to do with them. This obnoxious disrespectful grandstanding is proof that blacks are born to debase everything they touch. They create the ghettos they inhabit.

  • Impertinent

    Yea sure…and all protocol and dignity be damned, right? The halls of Congress are not a street in Philly, Baltimore, Detroit or Sanford. He disgraced Congress…and his black constituents by reverting to the old panther thug he was…and still is.

  • Ronald

    In 1915, D W Griffiths’ monumental historical docudrama, “Birth of a Nation”, was released. Griffith memorialized the reconstruction era during which time, – after having invaded our Southern States  –  our Republican  friends established military rule over  a defeated White people.  White Christian males were disenfranchised and the “Black” male was enfranchised.

    Griffiths’ accurate historical portrayal of the “Black” dominated South Carolina legislature that ensued is a historical masterpiece. Today, it appears hoodie attired “Black” congressmen are carrying on that ancient tradition.

    Griffiths’ “The Birth of a Nation” is still available in DVD form. No White American should fail to view this film which explains why many of the social necessities came about, social necessities that have been vilified and distorted ever since the great 60s 70s revolution. You can also download or stream the film here:



  • A (South Chicago) hood in a hoodie. How appropriate. More “gorilla theater.”

  • Christopher_Nelson

    Well, you can take the black out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of ( or in this case, off of) the black.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Racial profiling has to stop 

    No idiot, black crime needs to stop!!  There is a reason, a GOOD reason for profiling of blacks and more of it should be done!!

    Meanwhile, back in Chicago…

    March, 2012:

    Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year—the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show.

    Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week—including four each on Saturday and Sunday

    A 6-year-old girl was fatally shot Saturday afternoon… one of at least seven killed by gun violence over the weekend as of Sunday morning — in Chicago.

    Not important!!  More important to smoke out the non-existent Great White Bigot!!

    “Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.”

    But if they knock someone down, straddle him and punch him in the face, that makes him a hoodlum. 


    • Anon12


      That is what the neocons put out all the time. Black on black crimes. They say it is terrible that so many kill their own people.  Or about how so many black women have aborted those black babies. How AWFUL all this is, they say.

      But, they will NEVER utter one word about black on White crime. NEVER!   Or about all those poor White babies that have been aborted.

      If a White caller dares mentions these truths they are suddenly disconnected. Then they are berated for being a racist to even bring it up.

      Neocons are as bad as the liberals.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Oh, I agree!

        Blacks are useful idiots tools of the hostile elite’s War on Whites, their purpose is to help destroy White American. They are moved into our White neighborhoods via Section 8 housing and into our White children’s schools for this very purpose. They are allowed to assault, torture, murder and violate Whites while the media covers up their vile crimes and the government looks the other way.

        (not ONE PEEP about the two British tourists killed by a black ****** in the West Coast media)

        The hostile elite that control the government, academia and media believe that we Whites don’t have a right to defend ourselves against black criminals that hunt us for robbery, rape and murder.

        Black leaders, because they are inherently stupid, have been led to believe the greatest enemy of blacks is The White Man so black on black crime doesn’t matter and they don’t care. Besides, there’s no money in black on black crime, only in “rooting out” perceived black-on-White crime.


  • JackKrak

    I’m glad about what he did. I hope it get played over and over on every channel (although I know it won’t, libs know bad news when they see it).

    I know that there are actually a few white Democrats out there who are not insane psycho leftists, welfare careerists or tree hugging hippies. I want them to see this and finally realize what dupes they have been. I want them to realize they have done nothing but provide window dressing for the party of race hustlers, affirmative action and the press two for Spanish crowd. I want them to see that they are the minority in the Democratic party, and a useful idiot minority at that. Without decent working whites to distract attention from their core, the Dems would be exposed as what they are – the home of the dregs of society, the home of the criminal element, the home of everyone who wants to tear this country apart and make excuses for those who do it, the home of everyone who believes it’s everyone else’s responsibility – no, OBLIGATION – to take care of them, the home of every idiot Trayvon Martin supporter and demonstrator in America, the home of everyone who holds the U.S. back from being the place it could have been.

    Please, Mr. Rush, come back and do it again – over and over…

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    amreners please be aware: mr. zimmerman was treated for his injuries by sanford fire dept BEFORE  being transported to the police station this is why there is no blood on him. news is trying to hype the lie that he was not injured. bad situation

  • The very presence of the racist Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on the House floor is a “disruption.”

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    They are WORSE than liberals, AFAIC, like wolves in sheep’s clothing!!

    They’re  Great Pretenders, unlike jerks like Maher who make no bones about their lefti-ism.

    Follow the money, it comes from the same source for both parties…


  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Or academia or the government…

    Must be fair Zorro.