Gov. Ron DeSantis (R‑FL) criticized the Senate and Sen. John Fetterman (D‑PA) over a recent dress code policy the Senate has revised.
The policy that was recently revised allows senators to choose what they wear on the Senate floor, which will likely benefit Fetterman, who is well known for appearing in the Senate wearing a hoodie and gym shorts over business attire. DeSantis, who did not mention Fetterman by name, criticized the Senate’s revision of its dress code “because you got this guy from Pennsylvania” with “a lot of problems.”
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“Like how he got elected, well, he got elected because they didn’t want the alternative, but he wears like sweatshirts and hoodies and shorts, and that’s his thing,” DeSantis said. “So he would campaign in that, which is your prerogative, right? I mean, if that’s what you want to do. But to show up in the United States Senate with that and not have the decency to put on proper attire, I think it’s disrespectful to the body, and I think the fact that the Senate changed the rules to accommodate that, I think speaks very poorly to how they consider that.”
DeSantis added that people should be “lifting up our standards in this country” instead of “dumbing down” the standards a …