WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Fetterman praised the pause on the Senate’s dress code for members, but some Republicans criticized the move, with one calling it an “embarrassment” to the American people.
“I feel it’s a little more freedom, which should be bipartisanship,” Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat known for his relaxed attire, told Fox News. “I don’t know why the right side seems to be losing their minds over it.”
“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.”
Sen. John Fetterman is known for his relaxed and comfortable attire. He says the Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for its members gives lawmakers more freedom. (Jon Michael Raasch/Fox News Digital)
But Sen. Cynthia Lummis disagreed.
“This is a terribly sad development for the U.S. Senate,” the Wyoming Republican said. “I’ve never seen civility enhanced or a sense of decorum enhanced by dressing like a slob.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to stop enforcing a dress code for its members, Fox News confirmed Sunday. The move follows