Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is shown in his office on June 22, 2023, in Washington, D.C.(Ricky Carioti / Washington Post via Getty Images)
Fetterman was previously praised for “turning heads” and “redefining fashion in the stuffy Senate” during his recovery after a six-week stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was treated for “clinical depression” and “fitted for hearing aids for hearing loss that had made it harder for him to communicate,” according to an AP story from May.
The senator even 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 is recorded before ducking out, per the AP report.
“Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. I will continue to wear a suit,” Schumer said in a statement to Axios. The news website added that Senate officials said the updated rule will go into effect this week.
Fox News’ Jeffrey Clark andPatrick Hauf contributed to this report.