The Illinois congressman and former Black Panther chose this occasion to make a statement on the Trayvon Martin case. Unfortunately, the statement didn’t go over so well with the House sergeant-at-arms.

In case you missed it, you can watch the video here.

He did garner some positive reactions from the public:

https://twitter.com/#!/MsJeter22/status/185026799317684226

And then, naturally, there were those who saw it as more of a #facepalm moment:

https://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/185018096669573120

You be the judge.