As someone living in Pennsylvania, I'm continuously processing the fact that John Fetterman secured a seat in the Senate. It astonishes me to see how he triumphed in the state's Democratic primary, only to then overcome the challenge posed by the Republican contender, Mehmet Oz.
Granted, Dr. Oz wasn't the best candidate, but his ability to speak and communicate looked to give him a massive advantage. Think again.
His actions post-election haven't swayed my perspective on the matter. Moreover, his choice to attend a Senate press conference on Thursday clad in shorts and a hoodie only reaffirmed the views I held of him during his candidacy.
The guy is a freaking slob.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 19, 2023
Fetterman's health issues have indeed garnered significant attention and warranted concerns. From the stroke he experienced while campaigning to the prolonged medical leave he took after assuming office, numerous people have expressed doubts about his suitability for the role. It's crucial to remember that these are medical matters largely beyond Fetterman's control.
Nevertheless, his presentation is within his control, a responsibility he has frequently chosen not to embrace. This approach might be tolerable during campaigning, but it's not appropriate for a senator representing Pennsylvania.
Incompetent John Fetterman wearing a hoodie and cargo shorts while speaking at a press conference on the debt ceiling. An absolute disgrace.pic.twitter.com/JR0XJd1fIf
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) May 18, 2023
Assuming the role of a senator, appearing in shorts and a hoodie at an official press conference falls short of the office's respectability. Upholding standards is crucial and they are in place for a purpose. Moreover, such attire would be unacceptable in any other professional setting. There isn't an employer across the country who would sanction an employee to carry out their duties in attire akin to what Fetterman sported on Thursday.
Fetterman's choice of attire would have been inappropriate even in settings like a gym, health club, or fitness center. He should feel embarrassed by his conduct, and so should the Democrats who remained silent and allowed such sloppiness. Their passivity is essentially facilitating the deterioration of our nation.
Thankfully, Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) took a stand, reproaching Fetterman for his unprofessional presentation and perceived disregard for his role. Her sentiment is one that every member of Congress, regardless of party affiliation — Democrat or Republican — should emulate.
John Fetterman redefined Casual Friday on a Thursday morning.
It’s truly unbecoming for someone to show up like that to any job, let alone a job that only 100 people are elected to do.
There’s just no excuse for it.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 19, 2023
Boebert is spot on. Fetterman ought to honor and hold in high esteem the office to which he was (surprisingly) elected, and he should face consequences when he falls short. Donning shorts and a hoodie at Thursday's press conference seems more fitting for a satirical skit or parody, not the behavior expected of a U.S. Senator.
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