AOC and Fetterman call-out MTG for comments
On September 18, as news emerged 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, debate was rife amongst some of the more outspoken politicians from both sides of the aisle who wanted to share their opinions.
When the news first emerged on September 17, one of the first to express her apparent outrage, was Georgia's most outspoken and occasionally-controversial Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - who took to Twitter to share her views.
In the words of MTG, the move by Schumer was simply a case of him 'appeasing' Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman, who prefers to come to work in shorts and a hooded sweatshirt. She also described it as 'disgraceful', suggesting that:
"Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions."
What MTG perhaps didn't count on, was that certain notable Democrats would take issue with her comments, and point out the hypocrisy of the outspoken MAGA-Republican calling out others for failing to observe standards of decency and etiquette.
Fetterman slams MTG for her conduct
The Pennsylvania Democrat - John Fetterman - was amongst the first to respond, not just because MTG had singled him out as the supposed reason why the dress code had been relaxed. He was keen to call-out certain of Taylor-Greene's recent actions in Congress that demonstrate a scant regard for etiquette and standards of decency.
Fetterman took to Twitter and called to mind a recent episode when MTG had presented an Oversight Committee meeting with graphic visual images of Hunter Biden as she outlined the case against the president's son for a number of alleged crimes.
His ironic post pointed out that the code of conduct that Taylor-Greene appears to observe is a little questionable when it comes to pursuing her political enemies.
AOC strikes back at MTG
Another Democrat who was keen to take issue with MTG's apparent self-righteousness, was the New York Democrat - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AOC made a sarcastic reference to the same episode as Fetterman, calling out the Georgia Republican for her actions in Congress, sharing her views on Twitter:
AOC and MTG are in the midst of a long-running public feud, and frequently attack each other for their actions and statements. Most recently, MTG took issue with AOC for having attended New York's Met Gala in 2021.
The Democrat was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly accepting gifts and the ticket to the $35,000 per person event. AOC famously attended in a bespoke dress emblazoned with the words 'Tax the Rich' displayed on it.
Georgia's Taylor-Greene has also recently disrespected AOC over her involvement in President Biden's 'Green New Deal' initiative. While addressing a Georgia Town Hall meeting, she described the environmental agenda as follows:
"I advise all of you to read it, it's fourteen pages. A fourteen page communist manifesto written by a bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."
It seems that the debate may continue over the relaxation of the Senate dress code, with further personal grievances being aired in public.
Do you think that Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be a little more self-aware before sharing her views on etiquette and standards? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.