The debate over Chuck Schumer’s dress code change, which was implemented quietly, continues to rage in Washington, D.C. – and has now become a partisan issue for the Democrat Senate Majority Leader.
The last time we discussed this issue, Senator John Fetterman wore a short-sleeved tee and shorts, in an unprofessional display. He looked as if he just got out of bed. This was an astonishing departure from Senate norms.
That same day, he took to the Twitter machine to call House Republicans “jagoffs” over their alleged attempts to “shut the government down,” saying if they could come to an agreement on a spending deal and also support Ukraine funding then he’d wear a suit and tie again.
Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) arrives for the Senate’s closed-door meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a short-sleeve shirt and shorts. pic.twitter.com/2ZWIdGBWYn
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Despite all of this, the reaction of Sen. Joe Manchin to Schumer’s decision was not widely covered. On Tuesday, he told Politico that he had spoken to Fetterman about his plans to “hold decorum” in the Senate.
Manchin said that he had spoken with Fetterman today about the Senate dress code change. “I told him, ‘John, I think this is wrong and there’s no way I can comply with this ‘…Wanted to let him know that I’m totally against it & I’ll do everything I can to keep the decorum in Senate”
Manchin’s proposal to restore the dress code back to its original form was not hollow. He seems to have the backing of Dick Durbin, Majority Whip and second in command in the Senate.
There is bipartisan opposition to the decision of the Senate to relax its dress code, including the Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), who believes that the Senate should maintain standards.
Durbin stated on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel that, in “The Briefing with Steve Scully”, we’re “currently discussing what standards will be” and the “senator in question is a good friend.”
Durbin said, “I think the Senate must act.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) described the bipartisan group of senators who want to restore the Senate dress code as “the coalition of the rational.”
Very Online Leftists, naturally, aren’t too happy with Manchin and are accusing him of having a Priorities™ problem, which is somewhat amusing considering their priorities revolve around enshrining into law what they call the so-called “right” to terminate the lives of unborn children and punishing conservative Supreme Court Justices for WrongThink.
This debate will be interesting to watch and see who wins. I would like to see someone in a suit that looks similar to Rick Pitino’s when he was the basketball coach of Louisville. Kennedy could certainly pull off a suit in that style.