John Fetterman ripped Fox News' over-the-top headline about the loosening of Senate dress code guidelines with a total takedown of Lauren Boebert's 'Beetlejuice' scandal.
Pennsylvania Democratic Senator John Fetterrman mocked Fox News over an over-the-top headline about the loosening of Senate dress code guidelines with a total takedown of Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert, who was criticized in the past week over her severe lack of theater etiquette during a Denver performance of the musical Beetlejuice.
Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer relaxed the informal dress code in the Senate. Senators are now permitted to choose their attire freely while on the floor.
Fetterman, who stands at an imposing 6 feet, 8 inches, frequently opts for shorts paired with a dark collared short-sleeved shirt or a hoodie when moving about the Capitol. This relaxed and casual style was something he embraced during his campaign last year as well.
Shortly afterward, Fox News published a story blaming Fetterman for the change to Senate rules that sported the following headline:
"Lawmaker Known for Donning Gym Shorts and Hoodies Blasted Over Senate Dress Code Change"
You can see Fox News' post below.
Shortly afterward, Fetterman called out the right-wing network with a jab at Boebert, to whom Fox News typically dedicates fawning coverage.
"I figure if I take up vaping and grabbing the hog during a live musical, they'll make me a folk hero."
You can see Fetterman's post below.
Boebert has continued to weather criticism about her "outrageous behavior" during a touring production of Beetlejuice at a Denver theater and those who attended the performance confirmed she was vaping and taking photos during the show.
Additionally, Boebert is facing accusations that she was getting rather hot and heavy with her date that night—and surveillance footage suggests she was fondling her date in the middle of a performance where children were present.
Many applauded Fetterrman's response.
Boebert's camp initially acknowledged that she was taking photos during the performance but disputed reports that she was vaping; a campaign statement did not address her alleged behavior.
Theater officials confirmed that two patrons, including Boebert, were escorted out of the show after talking loudly, vaping, and using cameras during the performance. They had been warned about their behavior during intermission but continued to disrupt the show in the second act, leading to their removal.
It took several days for Boebert to break her silence with a statement saying she "was a little too eccentric" that night and exhibited "maybe overtly animated" behavior.