August 24, 2019

HoodieGate: Pelosi says Rep. Rush Showed ‘Courage’

Via Sun Times:

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) “deserves a great deal of credit” for wearing a hoodie on the House floor —in deliberate violation of dress rules—in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin. Rush was gaveled out of order on Wednesday by the presiding officer, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), and escorted out of the chamber as Harper said — as if it happens every day — “Members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.” Rush was admonished after he started speaking in the well of the House and took off his suit coat — revealing the hoodie under it — and put the hood over his head. Rush knowingly broke House rules to make the point that wearing a hoodie does not make a black man a hoodlum. Pelosi was asked about Rush’s hoodie-in-the-House during a press conference. “I think that Bobby Rush deserves a great deal of credit for the courage he had to go to the floor in a hoodie knowing that he would be put — told that he was out of order, and he quickly left the floor. . .

Oh, please. Wearing a “hoodie” is now courageous? If anything, wearing a hoodie to protest the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Williams is incredibly lazy. — Greg Pollowitz

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