Paul Ryan: Dress Respectfully While We Rob You Blind


Paul Ryan is changing the dress code on Capitol Hill but the dress code isn’t the real problem. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you where Ryan's hypocrisy lies.

“Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Thursday that his office plans to update the decades-old House dress code after it recently came under fire.

The guidelines allow the House sergeant at arms and members of chamber security to restrict access to staff and visitors not wearing “appropriate business attire.” Exactly what constitutes “appropriate business attire” is not clearly defined, but multiple women say they have been turned away or admonished for wearing clothing without sleeves.

Ryan acknowledged the rule isn’t new, but could use some revision.

“This is nothing new and certainly not something that I devised,” Ryan said during a press conference on Thursday. “At the same time, that doesn’t mean that enforcement couldn’t stand to be a bit modernized.”

“Decorum is important, especially for this institution and a dress code in the chamber, in the lobby, makes sense,” he added. “But we also don’t need to bar otherwise accepted contemporary business attire.”

Public pressure to overhaul the dress code mounted last week after CBS News reported that an unidentified female journalist wearing a sleeveless dress claimed she was barred from entering the Speakers’ Lobby.”

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