Ron DeSantis turns fashion critic as he rips John Fetterman’s lack of ‘decency’
Ron DeSantis. Image via Colin Hackley.

'He wears sweatshirts and hoodies and shorts and that's his thing.'

Speaking in Jacksonville, Gov. Ron DeSantis pivoted from political commentary to sartorial snipes, as he blasted John Fetterman the oft casually dressed Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

“Did you guys hear the U.S. Senate just eliminated its dress code because you got this guy from Pennsylvania who’s got a lot of problems?” DeSantis asked reporters.

Fetterman’s penchant for hoodies and shorts was at odds with the Senate’s minimum guidelines until this week.

“I mean, let’s just be honest, like, how he got elected. Well, he got elected because they didn’t want the alternative,” DeSantis said, referring to Republican candidate Dr. Oz, “but he wears sweatshirts and hoodies and shorts and that’s his thing.”

While DeSantis thinks it’s Fetterman’s “prerogative” to campaign in that gear, he argues that “to show up in the United States Senate with that and not have the decency to put on proper attire” is “disrespectful to the body, and I think the fact that the Senate changed the rules to accommodate that, you know, I think speaks very poorly to how they consider that.”

DeSantis’ dismissal of Fetterman’s casual approach to Washington fashion comes weeks after the Keystone State Senator dismissed the Governor’s chances in the GOP Primary against Donald Trump.

“There’s no way Ron DeSantis could win Pennsylvania,” Fetterman said. “Watching DeSantis turn into Scott Walker and get liquidated by Trump’s machine, I respect Trump in terms of how formidable he would be in Pennsylvania.”

The current Governor’s insults toward Fetterman are actually milder than those from his predecessor, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, who said earlier this year that “if you’ve made any money, you don’t want your kids to turn out like that.”

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  • My Take

    September 18, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Republican barroom behavior in congress is what has become a disgrace. Starting with jackleg Joe Wilson but much worse now.

  • My Take

    September 18, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Being called indecent by DirtSSantis is like being called ugly by a toad.

  • TJC

    September 18, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    “to show up in the United States Senate with that and not have the decency to put on proper attire” — DeSantis
    A couple thousand of the Trump-voters that DeSantis is trying to win over with his culture war nonsense showed showed up and broke into the Capitol — where the Senate meets — wearing military style garb. But DeSantis is okay with that, apparently.

  • Josh Green

    September 18, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Ok, Governor Go-Go Boots.

    • Rude Eye

      September 22, 2023 at 11:15 am

      We call’em Salerno slippers in this part of the state.

  • Joe

    September 18, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    Meanwhile Tiny D can’t find a single suit to fit his strange Roblox body.

  • Michael K

    September 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    Well, Ron has developed an expensive taste for private jet travel, luxury accommodations, and golf at prestigious clubs – all under the radar with donor money. Funny how this “man of the people” makes fun of a real man of the people.

    If Ron believed in diversity, he might come to realize that the US House and Senate actually should reflect America and not just wealthy Republican donors.

  • PeterH

    September 18, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Fetterman was elected because he has a caring human heart! Dr Oz and the tin man received a windup decorative heart to wear around their neck from THE WIZARD OF OZ.

  • Maddhasher

    September 19, 2023 at 10:23 am

    I’d say decency left the building on Jan 6, when the Maga crowd carved their names on the desks. But Iin Florida a hoodie and some skittles can you shot. Anything but actual issues from the right.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 20, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    all those well dressed gqp politicians are, for the most part, maga cultist, so their clothing is irrelevant. now their lies, distactions, and policies are ugly and unacceptable. what i know about fetterman , i like. a shallow fool like desantis, who cares what he says or thinks. he is what is known as an empty suit.

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