A hoodie in Congress

What does it take to get a somnambulating Congress upset? A hoodie.

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, took to the House floor today to condemn the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

  • Mark Gisleson

    And Rep. Rush knows what he’s talking about. Forty years ago two of his housemates were assassinated by the Chicago police and the FBI. Charles Pierce has more:


  • Christin

    This should lead to an interesting conversation at home tonight…my 7th grader got in trouble at school last week for doing the same thing as the Congressman. And yes, my son reads the news.

  • Jeff

    I’m looking forward to seeing how Jon Stewart thanks Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) for doing such a great job presiding over the floor and maintaining the dignity of the House of Representatives so well.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Mark – Thanks for posting the story of that criminal act by our internal security forces.

    Christin – Well done.

    Places to remember not to wear a hoodie: 1) Florida; 2) the floor of The US House of Representatives…

  • Duke Powell

    Let’s see here. A Hispanic democrat shoots a black kid and the blame is placed on white republicans. Got it.

  • Mark Gisleson

    Let’s see here. A cop wannabee executes a kid for wearing a hoodie, and some blame is placed on the lawmakers who created a law that, arguably, lets you shoot anyone who scares you, however much that fear stems from the shooters inadequacies.

    When you put it that way, you only have to say it once, but I can see where Mr. Powell’s version benefits from repetition.