ongress has waged a new war...on bare shoulders.
A female reporter was recently turned away from the Speaker's lobby — a go-to location reporters generally hit up for quick lawmaker interviews — because she was wearing a sleeveless dress.
And naturally...Twitter's got opinions.
The House of Representatives is now strictly enforcing a dress code that's been vaguely regulated throughout the course of U.S. history.
While these dress code rules have never be clearly defined, the House is presently choosing to enforce them as such…
Men are expected to wear ties and suit jackets and women a barred from wearing sleeveless dresses and blouses. Oh and also no open-toed shoes or sneakers.
A young female reporter was recently turned away from the Speaker's lobby because she was wearing a sleeveless dress.
She even tried to give herself make-shift sleeves crafted out of notebook paper, but the officer tasked with enforcing the dress code wasn’t into it.
Did we mention that Washington D.C. is presently a humid summer swampland with temperatures ranging from 85-95 degrees?
In response to this dress code controversy, Paul Ryan called the House to order with the following directive...
Most lawmakers do not interpret these seemingly outdated dress code rules as strictly as the House is presently choosing to.
Even better, the Senate side of Capitol Hill does not regularly enforce these rules.
Additionally, women aren't the only ones presently impacted by the stricter dress code enforcement.
Male staffers and reporters who show up to work without ties are being outfitted with extras.
Ties of Shame. Sounds like a fun board game!
The whole thing has us feeling...
Thankfully it didn’t take Twitter long to chime in on these latest House antics.
Twitter! Always down to clown.