Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., was escorted from the chamber Wednesday after he donned a hoodie and dark glasses as a protest against the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Florida killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., in an interview on Fox News said he plans to write a note to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, for total enforcement, Politico reported.
"Whenever rules are not enforced, you create the opportunity for somebody to believe they have been singled out," Cleaver said. "You see during late-night votes, people stand in the back with jeans and no jackets and no ties."
Boehner at his weekly news conference said the rules are "enforced evenly," The Hill reported. He said he has asked members of both parties to leave because of their attire.
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