MTG bemoans the lowering of standards
On September 17 as it was reported that the Senate Majority Leader - Democrat Chuck Schumer - had announced a relaxation of the dress code that applies to Senators who want to venture onto the floor of the chamber, various politicians took issue with the decision.
Most vocal of these, was Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene, who took to Twitter to express her disgust.
According to the outspoken Republican, the decision represents a lowering of standards that reflects a lack of etiquette. As she put it:
"The Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful. Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions. Stop lowering the bar!"
Her comments may reflect the views of some, who feel that those individuals responsible in-part for running the country, should dress formally and in a tone that reflects the importance of their role.
There will also be some who feel it a little ironic for the Georgia Republican to lecture on ethics and standards, given her reputation for occasionally saying and doing things in Congress that appear to demonstrate a lack a concern for etiquette and standards.
MTG takes a swipe at John Fetterman
Her dig at the Pennsylvania Democrat - John Fetterman - is apparently MTG's attempt to cast a dim light on the decision by Schumer, as though it were solely intended to accommodate Fetterman whose signature outfit on most occasions is a hooded sweatshirt and shorts.
Prior to the change of rules, Senators were required to dress in line with a more formal dress code. With the code now being adapted, it's more in line with rules that apply in other places of work, where casual dress is considered acceptable. As Schumer put it:
“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit.”
It will be interesting to see if there's any change in what senators choose to wear based on the rules being relaxed.
Republicans turn on Fetterman
John Fetterman has been getting a lot of attention from MAGA-Republicans lately, and was singled out by MTG's former ally - Florida's Matt Gaetz - for comments made by the Pennsylvania Democrat over the proposed impeachment enquiry into President Joe Biden.
As Gaetz tried to goad Speaker Kevin McCarthy into finally taking action, Fetterman slammed the idea of an impeachment enquiry as a "losing strategy".
Later, after news of the enquiry being launched was broken to Fetterman live on TV, he pretended to be shocked and frightened as a means of emphasizing what a pointless strategy he believes it is.
Like Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Gaetz too had mocked Fetterman for his dress-sense, referring to him on Twitter as a "fashion icon" for the clothes he wears to work.
Time will tell whether the change in dress code in the senate results in more politicians dressing casually, like Fetterman.
Do you think that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be so concerned about the dress code in the senate? Is she doing a good job of serving the people of Georgia who elected her? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.