Is this what getting better looks like?
Keystone State Senator Sloppy John Fetterman hit X on Thursday to share his thoughts on the backlash over his choice of dress and the impending government shutdown.
He also has a deal for Republicans.
“If those jagoffs in the House stop trying to shut our government down, and fully support Ukraine, then I will save democracy by wearing a suit on the Senate floor next week.”
If those jagoffs in the House stop trying to shut our government down, and fully support Ukraine, then I will save democracy by wearing a suit on the Senate floor next week.
— Senator John Fetterman (@SenFettermanPA) September 20, 2023
From Fox News:
Fetterman is at the center of a controversy over standards and respect for the Senate as an institution, after Schumer stopped enforcing the Senate dress code to accommodate his refusal to wear a suit. The Pennsylvania Democrat is rarely ever seen in business attire, and is often seen in the Capitol wearing his trademark hoodie, or a loose-fitting shirt and gym shorts.
Schumer announced the rules change on Monday, saying, “Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit.”
Fetterman has celebrated the new rules and mocked Republicans who are outraged that Schumer would change the Senate dress code.
However, top Democrats have also spoken out against the change, with Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., breaking from Schumer in a Sirius XM interview.
“I’m concerned about it. You know, the senator in question from Pennsylvania is a personal friend,” Durbin told SiriusXM host Steve Scully in a clip from “The Briefing with Steve Scully,” which is set to air in full on Friday,
“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,” Durbin said.
More over at Fox News:
Fetterman, amid dress code controversy, agrees to wear suit to 'save democracy,' avoid shutdown https://t.co/My4c2msGuq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 22, 2023