Reporting from Washington —
As concerns over the Trayvon Martin case mount, a congressman donned a gray hoodie Wednesday morning to deliver a speech on the House floor pressing for justice for the slain Florida teen and his family.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) spoke for moments during a time typically reserved for lawmakers to deliver one-minute speeches on any topic.
"The death of Trayvon Martin is an American tragedy," the congressman said on the floor.
"Racial profiling has to stop... Just because someone is a young black male and wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum."
Rush's comments were often difficult to hear as he was gaveled out of order by the GOP congressman presiding over the nearly empty chamber for violating House rules that prohibit hats from being worn on the floor.