Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill lost his right to speak and was removed after violating House rule 17 which prohibits the wearing of hats which prohibits the wearing of hats in the House floor. Speaker pro tempore Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss was visibly frustrated as Rep. Rush continued a flurry of quotes from the Bible in addition to comments regarding Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot last month. “Mr. Speaker. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum,” he said. Rep. Rush was pulled from the floor by the sergeant-at-arms.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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