Fetterman reignites dress code bickering with Senate colleagues after Menendez bribery charges
Democrat Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman renewed his call for his colleague, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, to resign on Tuesday and invoked the controversy surrounding the Senate dropping its dress code while doing so. “This week, I hope to see my colleagues fully address the alleged systemic corruption of Senator Menendez with the same vigor and velocity they brought to concerns about our dress code,” Fetterman said in a statement Tuesday. Fetterman’s comment comes a little more than a week after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., dropped the dress code for senators, which many have referred to as the “Fetterman Rule” given that Fetterman has routinely been seen around the building while wearing gym shorts and his trademark hoodie. Fetterman had found a workaround to the legislative body’s dress code rules by voting from the doorway of the Democrat cloakroom or the side entrance, making sure his vote was recorded before ducking out.