On Thursday, Senator John Fetterman proved once again that he lacks the professionalism required of his position. He demonstrated his disregard for the seriousness of the debt ceiling negotiations by appearing in a sloppy Carhartt hoodie rather than the typical formal wear expected of senators.
WATCH: Sloppy Senator Fetterman Speaks At Press Conference In A Hoodiehttps://t.co/PvBh2X7cq9
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Josh Dunlap🇺🇲🇺🇲 ULTRA-MAGA (@JDunlap1974) May 18, 2023
Furthermore, Fetterman’s remarks were dismissive and lacked coherence. He laughably referred to the entire GOP’s efforts to address the debt ceiling as a “sad charade” and stuttered through his entire speech.
It's disheartening to see the disregard for time-honored traditions… How is it that no one in the Senate raises an eyebrow? The two gentlemen flanking him are appropriately attired, respecting the occasion. This individual, however, makes a caricature of our cherished…
— Chubs (@MustanganSally) May 18, 2023
John Fetterman’s dress attire is as broken as his brain.
Seriously who wears a hoody to speak at a scheduled press conference?
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) May 18, 2023
He is unfit to serve and should resign! Always dressed and looks like a homeless drunk
— Frank B (@FrankB4291) May 18, 2023
I feel like we are watching a bad SNL skit. Do those around him think this is good?
— ProtectTheChildren (@10NYCKramer) May 18, 2023
A man speaking while wearing A hoodie always garners maximum respect
— Granny Hawkins (@GrannyOutlaw) May 18, 2023
Fetterman’s call for the utilization of the Fourteenth Amendment to address the debt ceiling crisis was equally concerning. Rather than engaging in constructive dialogue with the GOP, he suggested that President Biden should consider invoking the amendment, even though this would undermine the delicate balance of authority.
Fetterman’s attire and lack of professionalism are deeply concerning. On top of his lack of respect for the gravity of his office, he appears to be attempting to shatter the bounds of acceptable dress code. Senate Republicans need to distance themselves from Fetterman and his destructive rhetoric, and work towards a productive and respectful solution to the debt ceiling crisis.