It’s seersucker time, but not for Boehner

But the Speaker made it clear last week that unlike McConnell, he is no fan of seersucker suits. 

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Seersucker-like ties, on the other hand, are OK.

During a press briefing last week, Boehner said, “Memorial Day was Monday, and I know it’ll be hot today,” adding that the striped tie he was wearing “is about as much seersucker as I can handle.”

Boehner didn’t mention McConnell by name, but it’s well-known that the Kentucky senator (and many others in the upper chamber) are fond of wearing the white-and-light-blue-striped suits when the weather heats up. 

By tradition, senators on both sides of the aisle who are fans of seersuckers (including women) don the suits in early June. The Senate was out last week, so look for the seersuckers this week, when temperatures in Washington are expected to climb into the 90s.