Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) drew criticism on Sunday with her pearl-clutching response to a report that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had changed the chamber’s informal dress code.
The move would allow Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) to wear his casual-style clothes on the Senate floor.
“The Senate no longer encoding a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful,” wrote Greene.
“Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions,” she ranted. “Stop lowering the bar.”
The Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful.
Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions.
Stop lowering the bar!
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) September 17, 2023
The comment about “etiquette and respect” from the conspiracy theory-promoting, climate change-denying, insult-hurling, far-right congresswoman who screamed at President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address and showed nude images of the president’s son during a hearing was too much for people on X, formerly Twitter.
“Among many many other things, you showed hunter biden’s penis in a house hearing so please spare us the self-righteous bullshit,” replied Adam Jentleson, Fetterman’s chief of staff.
among many many other things, you showed hunter biden’s penis in a house hearing so please spare us the self-righteous bullshit https://t.co/vejRNaQIpQ
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) September 17, 2023
Other critics agreed:
Your behavior in that building lowered the bar far more than any pair of shorts could. https://t.co/zQK9UMOUhL
— Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) September 17, 2023
Please tell us more about your newfound love for Senate etiquette. Does this mean you now renounce the January 6 rioters? https://t.co/WM7XXqwTug
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) September 17, 2023
Marjorie Taylor Greene on Senate etiquette. That’s rich. https://t.co/pxMdHf0qWj
— Eileen (@EileenBillinson) September 17, 2023
Coups good, hoodies bad — the Republicans! https://t.co/TIVel9DPWu
— David Pumpkin Spice Socialist Moscrop 🎃 (@David_Moscrop) September 17, 2023
“Stop lowering the bar”, the hooting howler monkey who rose to prominence harassing school shooting survivors wrote without irony.
Look at it this way, Midge, maybe with a lowered bar, you’d finally be able to do a prope-form pull-up! #brightside
— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) September 17, 2023
You and Boob-o have lowered the bar already. It’s now on the ground.
— Scootmeister ⚡️ (@Scootmeister) September 18, 2023
The bar was lowered when you were sworn in and it's been downhill ever since.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) September 17, 2023
And @tedcruz shows up to vote I'm athletic attire remember that?
— Tim Scott (Private Citizen) (@NCPawPaw06) September 17, 2023
The lowered the bar all the way to the floor when they elected you
— 👣Jarett & 🐾Lilly vs EVERYTHING (@JLVsTW1) September 17, 2023