Fetterman Jokes He’ll Wear A Suit If House GOP Avoids Shutdown

  • On Wednesday, Senator John Fetterman, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, extended an offer to “uphold democracy by donning a suit on the Senate floor next week” if House Republicans ceased their efforts to “force a government shutdown.”
  • Fetterman’s statement was a playful jab at congressional Republicans, whom he referred to as “those individuals in the House.” He made this statement while presiding over the Senate, dressed in shorts, a short-sleeved button-down shirt, and no tie.
  • This relaxed attire was adopted following a recent decision by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, to adjust the Senate’s informal dress code. Senators are now allowed to wear clothing of their choice on the Senate floor, whereas previously, the dress code stipulated that both men and women were to wear business attire, although this requirement was often disregarded.
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