Fetterman slammed as U.S. Senate abandons longstanding dress code: ‘Cease Lowering Standards!’

The U.S. Senate has dropped its dress code requirement, drawing criticism from conservatives who suggest it’s to appease Democratic Sen. John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s former Lt. Governor. Known as the Fetterman Rule, Senators can now dress as they please, but visitors must adhere to the traditional code of coats and ties for men and business attire for women.

On the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), critics expressed their disapproval of Fetterman, who frequently sported gym shorts and hoodies within the Senate premises. He devised a method to bypass the legislative body’s dress code regulations by casting his votes from the entrance of the Democrat cloakroom or the side access point, ensuring his votes were recorded before departing.

Conservatives, including Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and GOP Congressman Ryan Zinke, expressed disapproval, emphasizing the importance of upholding societal standards. “The Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful,” Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on X. “Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions. Stop lowering the bar!””If my interns can put on a suit so can a U.S. Senator,” GOP Congressman Ryan Zinke wrote on X.

Fetterman responded to Greene’s tweet by taking a swipe at House Republicans, referencing their conduct in public hearings. “Thankfully, the nation’s lower chamber lives by a higher code of conduct: displaying ding-a-ling pics in public hearings,”