Representative Bobby Rush was removed from the floor of the House yesterday because he wore a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin.
Here’s the video of that
Today Representative Allen West (R-Asshole) is claiming the real reason Rush was removed from the floor is because no one recognized him and that perhaps he looked like someone who just “walked in off the street.”
WEST: They’re watching us real close now. … Right now, the security folks there on the House floor are laughing about it, but initially, they did not know who it was. And hey were concerned that someone had just walked off the street, or you know, wondered off a tour group. But look, this is the type of immature gimmickry we see coming from the other side that you know, does not have any place, especially on the House floor and really in the United States.
Immature gimmickry? Such as wasting the American people’s time and money by conducting symbolic votes to kill Medicare under the guise that you’re going to “cut spending” and “create jobs?”