Dress codes anywhere are an absurd means to exclude certain groups of people from participating in systems of power. But in the Senate, it's an even more egregious waste of time considering how many more important things to be worrying about. If Fetterman’s constituents don’t care how he dresses, his colleagues shouldn’t either. The Senate should be focused on things like the looming government shutdown.
Elected Senators should have some dignity and dress respectfully when voting on life-or-death legislation. Senators who don't have enough respect to do so are an embarrassment to the institution. Luckily Schumer's attempt at rolling back decorum was rebuked and some modicum of etiquette has been restored to the hallowed halls of governance.