Call it the “Fetterman Rule.”
As those of you with memories longer than that of President Joe Biden may recall, the men and women of the U.S. Senate were usually required to dress and comport themselves sartorially in a certain fashion.
While there was no formal dress code for the upper chamber (there is one for the lower chamber, the House of Representatives, and it’s also strictly enforced), it was still adhered to — until a certain gentleman with a penchant for hoodies and gym shorts got elected to a six-year term by Pennsylvanians last November.
So, in order to do away with any ugliness, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has decided to nix the informal dress code, according to Axios, saying the Senate’s sergeant at arms no longer will enforce the unwritten rules of attire.
“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit,” Schumer told the outlet.
“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,” Axios reported.
“Fetterman, who was