Rep Bobby Rush was wearing a hoody in the House to show his solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin. Speaker ruled that the Rep was breaking the etiquettes of the House and must be removed from the House. He must wear a business suit. Nonsense! I have seen Reps wearing t-shirts addressing the House. Hypocrisy of the American society is incredible when it comes to minorities.
Another oddity I noticed, when I was visiting Washington D.C and watched a sitting of the House, that as soon as a Rep started speaking, the whole House more or less went empty. Can Speaker not ask them to stay and do their job instead of yapping in the hallways and hobnobbing with the lobbyists?
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