Conservatives Outraged Over Dem Dressing Up As ‘Batman’ On Halloween

Rep. Katie Porter walking around the hall of Congress on October 31, 2019.
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October 31, 2019 1:21 p.m.

Conservatives simply cannot believe Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) dared to wear a costume on Halloween.

“As House Democrats prepare to officially blow up their Majority with impeachment, @RepKatiePorter is prancing around dressed as Batman,” the National Republican Congressional Committee tweeted on Wednesday. “This is how seriously these clowns are taking impeachment. #CA45”

“They are voting on impeachment and Rep. Katie Porter is wearing a Batman costume,” fumed Carmine Sabia, managing editor for The Federalist.

“Democrat Rep. Katie Porter is making a mockery of the House of Representatives,” complained Steve Guest, the Republican National Committee’s rapid response director.

But multiple reporters confirmed the congresswoman only wore the costume during a Financial Services Committee session, not to the widely anticipated House vote on the impeachment resolution.

Porter shrugged off the outrage.

“Taking my work in Congress seriously doesn’t mean I take *myself* too seriously,” she tweeted. “To my kids Luke, Paul, and Betsy, I’m still just Mom—seeing the Bat Signal on Halloween & putting on a goofy costume come with the territory.”

Earlier in the day, Porter had one other correction for her critics: She’s not dressed as Batman.

“Batgirl,” she told Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis. “It’s not Batman. It’s Batgirl.”

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