Fetterman, who is known for his leisurely attire, often sports a hoodie and gym shorts rather than a three-piece suit, fired back at other senators suggesting he dresses like a “slob,” Knewz.com has learned.
“I think it’s a good thing, but I’m going to use it sparingly,” he added while wearing a short-sleeve button-down. “I hope other colleagues take advantage of it too.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., instructed the Sergeant-at-Arms to disable the chamber’s dress code over the weekend following a debate over whether Fetterman’s leisurely attire is acceptable for a public official.
Sen. Cynthia Lummis went as far as saying Fetterman dressed “like a slob.”
“This is a terribly sad development for the U.S. Senate,” she said. “I’ve never seen civility enhanced or a sense of decorum enhanced by dressing like a slob.”
“When you dress like that around here, which is the very sloppiest that a person would dress even if they’re going to a gym by themselves … the bar is lowered,” Lummis added about Fetterman’s attire. “The Senate is degraded. It’s debased. It should not be typical of how we dress when we go to the floor of the United States Senate.”
Schumer’s order allows Fetterman to continue to wear his trademark hoodie and gym shorts rather than a suit on the Senate floor. The dress code does not require women to wear business attire — and for now the men don’t have to either.
“This is an embarrassment,” Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, said. “The people of Kansas don’t want me showing up in a hoodie. Out of respect, we should have some sense of decorum here.”
Marshall told Fox News that he will follow the dress code regardless of Schumer’s order.
“I’m actually going to go the other direction. I’m gonna ramp it up,” Lummis said. “I’m gonna dress more formally.”
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