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Senate dress code restored, 'Slob' Fetterman forced to wear a suit and tie
Schumer admits defeat and respect is restored
It’s rare to see a stupid Washington policy get fixed, much less done quickly. The Senate dress code was dropped just over a week ago and has now been both restored and formalized. A victory for decency and respect for our country’s institutions!
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday evening for a resolution that says:
The term ‘‘Senate floor dress code’’ means a requirement that business attire be worn on the floor of the Senate, which for men shall include a coat, tie, and slacks or other long pants
(Women aren’t mentioned in the bill, which I assume is because they were never a problem!)
As I wrote last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unilaterally decided to drop enforcement of business attire for elected officials on the floor.
This allowed Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), who calls himself a slob, to preside over the Senate in an open-neck shirt and shorts. See him in the photo above.
The resolution passed says no one can change the dress code again without a two-thirds vote in the Senate. Schumer conceded defeat in his remarks before the vote, saying:
Though we’ve never had an official dress code, the events over the past week have made us all feel as though formalizing one is the right path forward.
I deeply appreciate Senator Fetterman working with me to come to an agreement that we all find acceptable
Fetterman reportedly agreed to wear a suit when presiding and to stay in the cloakroom when in his trademark hoodie and shorts. He also put out this snarky press release with no text and just this photo.
What do you think forced the Senate to put the dress code back so quickly?
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