Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Can Boehner allow hats on the House floor?

Frederica Wilson on the floor of the Florida Senate in one of her signature hats.
Frederica Wilson on the floor of the Florida Senate in one of her signature hats.

Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat known for her massive collection of fancy hats, got elected to Congress three weeks ago. But as she prepares to join the 112th Congress, her fashion statement has collided with rules dating to the 1800s that prohibit hats on the House floor.

She says incoming Speaker John Boehner can waive the rules. PolitiFact Florida checked the facts.