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Trayvon Martin

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Madam Speaker, I rise this morning to thank the many persons across the length and breadth of this country who have spoken up with reference to the injustice that has occurred in Florida with reference to the young man, Trayvon Martin.

I want to single out two people, however. The first, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC Morning Joe. When he spoke this morning, I literally had tears to well in my eyes as he took a strong position on this injustice. I beg that others would do likewise.

I would also like to thank the Reverend Al Sharpton. He has lost his mother; and I along with other people of goodwill would like to extend our condolences and our sympathies. But I am so grateful to Reverend Sharpton. He has indicated that he will be at the rally tonight in Sanford, Florida. And I thank him for what he has done and is doing.

May God continue to bless you, Reverend, and I look forward to being there with you.


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