At least one prominent Democrat in the Senate has grown tired of his own party’s debasement on behalf of a grown man who cannot wear adult clothes.
New Conservative Post reported earlier in the week that Chuck Schumer has become so desperate to maintain their power that he changed the dress code to accommodate John Fetterman’s inability to wear anything besides shorts and a hoodie. The slob from Pennsylvania has claimed that wearing a suit makes him depressed.
Now, one of the Majority Leader’s chief lieutenants has said enough is enough. Maybe it’s a good thing the two are no longer roommates.
In a radio interview that will air in full on Friday, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL] professed to be “concerned” about the decision, which was made to accommodate Senator John Fetterman’s (D-PA) preference for gym shorts and hooded sweatshirts, according to Mediate.
“The senator in question from Pennsylvania is a personal friend,” insisted Durbin, “but I think we need to have standards when it comes to what we’re wearing on the floor of the Senate, and we’re in the process of discussing that right now as to what those standards will be.”
While the 26-year Senate veteran pulled his punches with Fetterman, he had relatively harsh words for Schumer.
“I can’t understand exactly what he [Schumer] was thinking at that point. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt until I speak to him but I think the Senate needs to act on this.”
The Illinois senator is not alone in sharing disdain for the new dress code. Durbin joins a majority of GOP senators who have spoken out against stopping enforcement of the dress code, arguing that the rules upheld the sanctity of the institution and show respect for the country.
On Tuesday, all but three Republican senators published a letter to Schumer criticizing the change and imploring him to reverse his decision.
“The Senate is a place of honor and tradition, and the Senate floor is where we conduct the business of the American people. It is where we debate the policies which impact every American family and, when necessary, it is where we must make the gravest decision imaginable – whether to send our fellow Americans into battle to defend the freedoms we all hold dear. The world watches us on that floor and we must protect the sanctity of that place at all costs,” they wrote.
“Allowing casual clothing on the Senate floor disrespects the institution we serve and the American families we represent. We the undersigned members of the United States Senate write to express our supreme disappointment and resolute disapproval of your recent decision to abandon the Senate’s longstanding dress code for members, and urge you to immediately reverse this misguided action.”
The letter was signed by almost every GOP senator except for Sens. Mike Braun, Katie Britt, and Josh Hawley,” noted Fox News.
The slob himself, John Fetterman, sounded like a middle schooler when he applauded Schumer’s decision.
“America … it’s about freedom and choice,” Fetterman told The Hill on Tuesday morning about the changes to the Senate dress code. “It’s like [a] Burger King ‘You Rule’ kind of a thing.”
The Senate has maintained a strict dress code for its members for many years, mandating that men must wear business attire, including suits and ties, while on the Senate floor. This code will continue to be enforced for visitors and staff.
Most senators, being adults who understand they represent the American people, have said they will continue to wear business attire while in the Senate.
Although it is clearly the sloppiest and a change made to further degrade the Senate, which liberals hate because it prevents them from radical changes to society based on narrow majorities, it is not the first time Congress has changed its dress code recently.
The Washington Post noted that “in 2017, several female members of Congress posed for a group photo baring their arms to celebrate a change in the dress code that allowed sleeveless tops and open-toed shoes. Two years later, the House voted to allow religious headwear for the first time since 1837, after the first Muslim women were elected to Congress.”