Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized the U.S. Senate on Monday after the chamber of Congress eliminated its dress code for lawmakers over the weekend, appearing to accommodate Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman.
“We need to be lifting up our standards in this country, not dumbing down our standards in this country,” DeSantis said.
On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D‑NY) directed the Senate’s sergeant-at-arms to stop enforcing a dress code for senators a few months after Fetterman made headlines for disregarding the rules.
The change is expected to go into effect next week.
DeSantis spoke at Craig Municipal Airport in Jacksonville on Monday, announcing that all Florida first responders would receive $1,000 bonuses for the third year in a row. But as the governor balances his responsibilities as the state’s top official and bids for the White House in 2024, he took a moment to slam the Senate for allowing lawmakers to choose what they wear on the Senate floor.
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