Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer, (D.Y.), changed the informal code so that lawmakers could wear anything they chose when entering the chamber. Many saw this as a gesture to Sen. John Fetterman’s (D.Pa.) wardrobe of hoodies.

On Erickson joined in the chorus of protesters on Tuesday.

“Dems who were outraged by January 6 rioters storming the Capitol because of the violence wrought against that great Temple of Democracy are okay with a man at war with the English language and pants getting to wear a hoodie and shorts onto the Senate floor,” Erickson has written on X (formerly Twitter). “Just no bison helmets.”

Critics couldn’t help but point out the false equivalence ― and some struggled to believe the tweet was even real: