Crenshaw: Senate Dress Code Appeases ‘Lowest Common Denominator’

Crenshaw: Senate Dress Code Appeases ‘Lowest Common Denominator’

“You’re not fooling anyone into believing you’re ‘just like them’ by wearing a hoodie and shorts.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
September 21, 2023

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) is weighing in on the change in dress code for the Senate. Since Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) announced the change in dress code, Republicans have pushed back against the decision. Responding to the Senate dress code change, Rep. Crenshaw argued that it was done to “appease the lowest common denominator.”

Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman (D) has been the subject of scrutiny after Senator Schumer announced that the Senate would be taking a relaxed approach to the dress code. Senator Fetterman is known for donning shorts and a hoodie, and while some have praised the lawmaker’s manner of dressing in the political world, Republicans have not been welcoming.

Taking to social media to criticize the decision, Crenshaw argued that “the US Senate lowering its dress code standard to appease the lowest common denominator is emblematic of a far greater problem spreading through society.”

Affirming that “rules matter” and “standards matter,” Crenshaw posited that doing away with them would only ensure that people “stop trying, because their efforts no longer make a difference.”

He then went on to argue that Senator Fetterman “is emblematic of the downfall of society.”

For Crenshaw, when a person becomes an elected official, they have to exhibit a sense of dignity. In Fetterman’s case, Crenshaw comments that it’s an example of virtue signaling.

“You’re not fooling anyone into believing you’re ‘just like them’ by wearing a hoodie and shorts,” adding that “campaign season is over.”

Because of this, Crenshaw urges Fetterman to focus “on doing the actual job and dressing like a professional while he does it.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) also responded to the change in dress code, echoing in Crenshaw’s remarks. However, this drew a response from Fetterman, who took to social media to say “I dress like he campaigns.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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