Schumer dumps Senate dress code because Fetterman insists on dressing like a slob

The unfortunate Senator from Pennsylvania continues to dress like a slob and now we learn that Chuck Schumer has dropped the Senate dress code to accommodate him.

Here’s the news via Byron York:

Here’s more from Axios:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) quietly has directed the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms to no longer enforce the chamber’s informal dress code for its members, Axios has learned.

The new directive will allow Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who tends to favor gym shorts and hoodies over the business attire traditionally required in the chamber, to linger on the Senate floor before and after votes.

“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit,” Schumer said in a statement to Axios.

Fetterman, who was elected last year, initially followed Senate tradition and wore suits. But since returning to the Senate after being treated for clinical depression earlier this year, he frequently has sported the casual look he was known for as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor.

The updated rule will go into effect this week, according to a Senate official. The change applies only to senators — staff members will still be required to follow the old dress code.

There’s no way they would ever do this for a Republican and honestly they shouldn’t do it for Fetterman either. He should have to wear suits like everyone else because this is the job he campaigned for, the job he said he wanted. It’s abysmal that they are changing the rules just to accommodate him because he insists on being a slob. He’s a complete embarrassment.

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