Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) quietly abandoned the dress code for members of the Senate, a move that will allow John Fetterman (D-PA) to continue wearing gym shorts and hoodies in the chamber.
The move was reported by Axios, who revealed that Schumer directed the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms to stop enforcing the informal dress code.
“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit,” Schumer told the outlet.
The report notes that Fetterman, “who tends to favor gym shorts and hoodies” over business attire, will now be allowed “to linger on the Senate floor before and after votes.”
Why is this a big deal? Because prior to that, the oafish Senator had been voting from the doorway as a means to avoid wearing a suit and actually walking into the chamber.
BREAKING – YOUR REACTION: Report Just In Reveals Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Has Quietly Directed the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms to No Longer Enforce the Chamber’s Dress Code for its Members. pic.twitter.com/x9atmGZJV6
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) September 17, 2023
Schumer Ditches Senate Dress Code
Schumer’s move to drop an already informal dress code in the Senate is yet another sign that Democrats seek to lower and debase themselves and embarrass the nation on a world stage.
Remember when Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) turned congressional inauguration ceremonies into an out-of-control daycare with kids whacking themselves in the head with gavels and dabbing?
— jordan (@JordanUhl) January 3, 2019
Cute and all, just maybe some semblance of decorum could be maintained in a sacred institution, no?
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Instead, Senator Schumer (D-NY) has decided that when the Senate isn’t serving as a retirement home for the elderly, they must change the rules for one man whom the New York Times, in a lengthy report back in February, described as having “special needs.”
Dressed for work, and ready to keep representing the citizens of Pennsylvania! 🤨 https://t.co/4SgYY5DZEw
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) April 17, 2023
But Fetterman Is So ‘Stylish’
Amazing, isn’t it, that the Senate dress code has to be altered to allow one man to enter the chamber looking like he just rolled off the futon in his mother’s basement, wiped his Cheeto-stained fingers off on his shirt, and lumbered off to work.
A man, mind you, named to the New York Times list of “Most Stylish People of 2022.”
No, we’re not kidding. The Times put Fetterman on a list of other presumably fashionable individuals and called him “stylish.”
“The senator-elect from Pennsylvania is going to bring Carhartt to the Capitol,” they wrote following his embarrassing election victory in Pennsylvania.
It’s just a matter of time before Democrats unite by all wearing gym shorts and hoodies in a show of solidarity for their mentally-challenged colleague, isn’t it? You know, like when Pelosi and House Democrats all took a knee wearing kente cloths to show they were down with George Floyd.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 18, 2020
Some people weren’t all that thrilled with Schumer’s effort to drop the Senate dress code.
Podcast host Monica Crowley said the move was made “all because John Fetterman is a revolting slob.”
We ran that by our fact-checkers and it turns out that yes, Fetterman is indeed a revolting slob.
“This is a material debasement of a storied institution and an absolute reflection of America’s steep decline,” Crowley wrote on social media.
The Senate will no longer enforce its dress code, all because John Fetterman is a revolting slob.
This is a material debasement of a storied institution
and an absolute reflection of America’s steep decline.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 17, 2023
Former congressman Justin Amash described the move as “awful.”
“The Senate chamber isn’t your home, a gym, or an outdoor park,” Amash wrote on X. “If you can’t dress professionally for work on the floor of the Senate of the United States, then do us all a favor and get a different job.”
Awful. The Senate chamber isn’t your home, a gym, or an outdoor park. If you can’t dress professionally for work on the floor of the Senate of the United States, then do us all a favor and get a different job. https://t.co/Yc90RrMbxm
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 17, 2023
Hey, maybe. Fetterman wouldn’t be employable at the local McDonald’s dressed like that. But maybe if this whole Senate thing doesn’t work out, he’ll have “dope spokesperson” or “Onlyfans explainer” to fall back on.
Or fashion model.
Or perhaps he can author a self-help book titled “How to Lower Everybody’s Standards All Around You Simply By Being Yourself.”
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