Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: "Any person living in this state aged 8 and under may wear seersucker suits at their leisure. Any person over the age of 8 living in this state may not wear seersucker suits because adults look ridiculous in seersucker suits..."
McKenna elaborates to Daily RFT, "Children look adorable in seersuckers. My three-year-old looks cute in that.... Adults look ridiculous."
Here's the proposed amendment:
McKenna tells us that ultimately he decided to withdraw it from the higher-education funding bill.
"It probably wasn't germane to the bill," he says, adding, "It was all in jest, anyway."
Too bad. But there is a backstory!
Apparently lots of Missouri lawmakers wear seersucker suits...and some even coordinate to come out in full force on Wednesdays.
"I will not be bullied by the seersucker caucus," McKenna, a Democrat who represents parts of Jefferson County, says. "That's what this is about."
The trend might be unstoppable, he concedes. "It's grown to maybe half the Senate, but there's a group of us that refuse.
"They are getting stronger by the week with their bullying tactics," he adds.
Some good old-fashioned Twitter research proves that this is indeed an intensifying discussion in Jefferson City.
Continue for our Twitter research and photographic evidence of the seersucker controversy.
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