Lauren Boebert slams John Fetterman’s ‘unbecoming’ fashion choice for Senate press conference
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert slammed Sen. John Fetterman’s fashion choice as “unbecoming” after he sported a hoodie and basketball shorts at a televised Senate press conference on Thursday.
The gun-toting conservative on Friday said it was inexcusable for the Pennsylvania Democrat to opt for the leisurewear while he was surrounded by his suited-up colleagues.
“John Fetterman redefined Casual Friday on a Thursday morning,” she said on Twitter.
“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.”
Fetterman donned a white Carhartt sweatshirt, grey workout shorts and running shoes to discuss debt limit negotiations during the press conference inside the Capitol Building.
He called on President Biden to use the 14th Amendment to avoid a default on the nation’s debt and accused Republicans of trying to “turn the screws on hungry Americans.”
“We cannot let these reckless Republicans hold the economy hostage,” Fetterman said.
Fetterman was surrounded by Democratic Sens. Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Peter Welch and Jeff Merkley, all of whom wore suits and ties for the occasion.
The Pennsylvanian frequently wears sweats to political events, dating back to his 12-year tenure as the mayor of Braddock.
Fetterman continued the practice on his Senate campaign trail, prompting The New York Times to declare him as one of its 93 “most stylish” people of 2022.
The outlet feted Fetterman as the lawmaker who “is going to bring Carhartt to the Capitol.”
The politician did just that and sported the brand’s hoodie and basketball shorts for his first public appearance in the chambers last month following his weeks-long hospital stay for depression.
Fetterman initially checked himself into the hospital in February, and did not return in-person to the Senate until April.
Fetterman’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.