Fetterman Staffer Runs After Getting Busted On Camera

U.S. Senator John Fetterman, Pennsylvania Democrat, has been accused of showing alack of respect for the longstanding norms of the Senate with his uncharacteristically informal wardrobe choice.

Since returning to the Senate in midApril following a series of treatments for a strokeincluding an auditory processing issue and difficulties with speechFetterman has taken to frequenting the Senate halls in gym shorts and hoodies, earning censure from many conservative pundits.

The 6foot8 Fetterman, 53, was checked into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in March this year for treatment, and while some close to him have suggested his return to his senate seat is a sign of a strong recovery, others view his laidback attire as a slight against the expectations of his office and the process of democracy.

In order to bypass the Senate dress code of jacket and tie for men, Fetterman will often vote from the doorway of the Democratic cloakroom or the side entrance to the Senate floor, according to the Associated Press.

The AP noted that Vermont Sen. Peter Welch jokedhes setting a new dress code, and that Fettermansrelaxed, comfortable styleis a sign that the senator is making a robust recovery.

This sentiment, however, has not been agreed with by all. Conservative comedy pundit Tim Young tweetedJohn Fettermans attire in the Senate perfectly summarizes Democrats lack of respect for Americans and our institutions, while WABC radio host Bo Snerdley quippedAP has an excuse for why Fetterman dresses like he crawled out of a dumpster and its a doozy.

Despite the various opinions raised, it appears that Fettermans laidback style is having an impact on at least one fellow senator, Republican Katie Britt of Alabama. Britt shared an anecdote with AP, stating that she and Fetterman apparently formed a bond over their shared height and the fact that they have children of similar ages. Britt also says she noticed a considerable difference in Fetterman‘s energy and demeanor after his treatment, adding that the Pennsylvania senator is nowloud and outgoing.

Whether his bold behavior will soften the hardened opinion of his detractors remains to be seen. Nonetheless, for now, Fetterman and his hoodie continue to flaunt the expected fashion of the upper house.


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