Congress members called out for wearing worst ties

Which member of Congress has the worst taste in neckwear?

According to one website, when it comes to senators with the most terrible ties, it’s a three-way, ahem, tie between Sens. John Barrasso, Joe Lieberman and Bernie Sanders.

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In a seemingly completely unscientific study, Ties-necktie.com names three senators who it says “could use a helping hand when it comes to putting together an outfit for wearing in public.”

While the site says Barrasso’s look isn’t “altogether horrible,” it dresses the Wyoming Republican down for his repetitive style: “Once you’ve seen him in public more than a few times … it becomes apparent that he wears a red tie approximately 365 days per year.”

Well, they could have a point there. A check of The Hill’s photo archives found that in every single image we have of the senator, he is indeed sporting a bold, sanguine accessory.

Ties-necktie.com gives Lieberman (I-Conn.) the squeeze for what it calls his close-fitting collection of cloths: “Whether he knows it or not is anyone’s guess, but Lieberman almost always wears his ties and shirt collars so tight that he looks like he’s choking himself.”

The site really sharpens its claws for the last lawmaker on its bipartisan zing list, Sanders. It says of the Vermont Independent: “With scraggly white hair, wrinkled dress shirts and haphazardly chosen ties, it often looks like Sanders simply rolled out of bed and strolled into Congress for a day of work.”

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