Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) defended the Senate’s new dress code policy, saying there were “more important things” to focus on.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “All In” with host Chris Hayes, Fetterman spoke about how Republicans were “losing” their minds after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) directed the Senate’s sergeant at arms to stop enforcing the dress code.
“I’ve heard some people are upset about that,” Fetterman said. “The right have been like losing their mind, you know, they’re just like, ‘Oh my god! Dogs and cats are living together!’ and like I said, aren’t there more important things we should be talking about rather than if I dress like a slob.”
.@JohnFetterman calls out MTG for decrying the new Senate dress code and the loss of “etiquette and respect for our institutions”:
Marjorie Taylor Greene runs on a platform of “more ding-a-ling pics in the meetings.” pic.twitter.com/WwhvW1WUhb
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) September 19, 2023
The new Senate dress code will go into effect later this week, a Senate official confirmed to Axios. While Senators will no longer have to follow a dress code, staff members will still be required to follow the old dress code – and wear business attire while on the Senate floor.
“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor,” Schumer said in a statement. “I will continue to wear a suit.”
When asked about a post from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on X, formerly known as Twitter, in which she labeled the decision to ditch a dress code as “disgraceful,” Fetterman referenced his post in which he called Greene out for sharing sexually explicit photos of Hunter Biden during a public hearing.
“Her platform, you know, really, she runs on more and more ding-a-ling pics,” Fetterman said. “I’m not really sure why she cares how I dress, but she really takes it a different way.”
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