Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) has made a number of disqualifying statements in recent weeks, both about the Supreme Court and about her own staff.
In a recent interview, Porter said that she believes that the Supreme Court is “out of touch” with the American people. She also said that she believes that the Court is “not a fair institution.” These statements are deeply troubling, and they raise serious questions about Porter’s fitness to serve in Congress.
The Supreme Court is one of the most important institutions in our government. It is the final arbiter of the law, and it plays a vital role in protecting our rights and liberties. To say that the Court is “out of touch” with the American people is simply not true. The Court is made up of nine justices, who are appointed for life. They are not elected, and they are not beholden to any particular political party or interest group. They are simply there to interpret the law and to uphold the Constitution.
To say that the Court is “not a fair institution” is also deeply troubling. The Court is one of the most fair institutions in our government. It is apolitical, and it is committed to upholding the rule of law. The Court’s decisions are based on the law, not on the personal opinions of the justices.
Porter’s statements about the Supreme Court are not only inaccurate, but they are also dangerous. They undermine public confidence in our government, and they could lead to a loss of faith in the rule of law.
In addition to her comments about the Supreme Court, Porter has also been accused of abusing her staff. In 2021, several of Porter’s former staffers filed a lawsuit against her, alleging that she created a hostile work environment and that she subjected them to verbal abuse. The lawsuit is still pending, but it has raised serious questions about Porter’s fitness to serve in Congress.
Porter was asked while on “The View” about the allegations that she was abusive towards staff and had uttered racial slurs at various points. Porter defaulted to … the “misogyny” card:
“You know, I think we see… and I saw this as a professor certainly, female professors – particularly women of color get much worse teaching evaluations.
And even when all the professional evaluations are the same. And so, we see this again and again lots of the so-called bad bosses are women and disproportionately people of color. I think it’s really unfortunate because those are the very voices we need more of in our government.”
Faux conservative Alyssa Farah Griffin refuses to get into the details (like firing a veteran for getting COVID) and again tees up Porter to knock down accusations she's a toxic person and created a hostile work environment. "I wanted to give you a chance to respond." – Alyssa. pic.twitter.com/yP3jsBllI0
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 17, 2023