Fox News contributor Karl Rove joined the chorus of critics slamming the U.S. Senate's decision to drop its dress code requirement on Monday, calling the move "pathetic."
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Rove, a Fox News contributor and former top aide to then-President George W. Bush, sounded off on the decision on "The Story" Monday, echoing other conservatives that blamed Fetterman, who routinely wears gym shorts and hoodies around the Capitol, for inspiring the rule change.
"He must be a very fragile person that he can’t dress up in a coat and tie without somehow feeling threatened or abused or awkward," Rove told FOX News anchor Martha MacCallum. "This is just pathetic. With all due respect to the senator, we know he has some continuing health issues. But to lower the decorum of the Senate, to say that an intern… has to dress in business suits, but the senator from Pennsylvania can be allowed to come in his hoodie and shorts and his athletic gear to the floor of the United States Senate, one of the most important deliberative bodies in the world… otherwise he would feel uncomfortable, and he would feel unpleasant, and he might feel threatened or somehow made to feel bad if he’s forced to wear a coat and tie like every other male in the body…"