Jeff Charles posted a photo of Rand Paul tonight mocking the new Senate dress code. He posed for a photo on the Capitol steps in a red housecoat and t-shirt while barefoot.
It’s an amazing photo and I hoping that it doesn’t turn out to be fake. But I’ve checked with some third-party sources and they say it’s real:
BREAKING: Sen. Rand Paul shows up to work at the Capitol barefoot in a red bathrobe after Senate dress code change.
He's not even a Democrat. It's like he just rolled out of bed and didn't bother putting on clothes.
— Jeff Charles, An Awful Pundit🏴 (@jeffcharlesjr) September 22, 2023
I can’t find this on Twitter an earlier than when Charles posted it, so I’m assuming that Rand Paul sent it to him.
Either way, it’s hilarious and I’d love to see Rand Paul on the Senate floor like this to bring home the point that the new slob dress code is absurd.
UPDATE: I seeing a bunch of reports that this is an AI fake. Paul didn’t say this, but he did make a joke about it which suggests it is not true:
I thought I was clear when I said no photographs. https://t.co/QF9BGf8xeZ
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 23, 2023