North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson (R) walked onto the House floor wearing an absolutely insane suit Thursday.
@SandhyaWrites @RepRichHudson Here's a clearer screen shot. https://t.co/ahEx7OP54W— Jeremy Art (@Jeremy Art)1458220454.0
Some Twitter users speculated that Hudson donned the suit — which included shades of green — in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, but Hudson said that it was actually in honor of the late Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.).
#StPatricksDay in the House https://t.co/hIo93ioUJx— Jeremy Art (@Jeremy Art)1458220214.0
.@RepRichHudson going full leprechaun... https://t.co/nSNCgI67GF— Jake Heller (@Jake Heller)1458220424.0
#StPatricksDay on House floor, so far https://t.co/LiSEpSgBsL— Howard Mortman (@Howard Mortman)1458221357.0
Many of you are wondering abt my stylish jacket. It's not for #StPatricksDay. It's to honor Howard Coble's 85th bday https://t.co/lYS9OaFQdb— Richard Hudson (@Richard Hudson)1458221141.0
.@andymvanwye glad you like it! The jacket is for Howard Coble's bday - it would have been this Friday... but the tie is for #StPatricksDay!— Richard Hudson (@Richard Hudson)1458222679.0
Coble represented North Carolina's 6th congressional district, and Hudson currently represents the 8th. He passed away in November. During his time in Congress, he was known for his unique fashion sense.
Coble would have celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday.
Watch members of the North Carolina congressional delegation pay tribute to Coble below:
This post has been updated to reflect that Hudson represents North Carolina's 8th congressional district.