In honor of Halloween, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D) of southern California wore a batgirl costume to work on Thursday, October 31.
She wore the costume, which included a mask, boots and cape, for most of the morning, though she changed into more formal clothing for a vote in the Financial Services Committee.
Republicans were quick to pounce on Porter, shaming her for wearing a costume.
Democrat Rep. Katie Porter is making a mockery of the House of Representatives. #CA45 https://t.co/wgBEZfVaGo— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1572537786.0
Pretty much everyone online was quick to tell Republicans to calm down for a second.
It was Halloween, after all.
It's Halloween you pathetic numpties. https://t.co/ynXckhL8ED— Elizabeth West (@Elizabeth West)1572545893.0
@notcapnamerica Katie Porter is Batgirl. https://t.co/oUO74P4R77— You Know My Name, Look Up the # (@You Know My Name, Look Up the #)1572550437.0
Love ya @NRCC https://t.co/zeL8WHlhLH— Mike DeBonis (@Mike DeBonis)1572533756.0
Many people loved Porter even more for not taking herself too seriously on Halloween.
I personally love the fact that Rep. Katie Porter wore a Batwoman costume to votes and I think that Congressmen and… https://t.co/6FUnN2VBVV— Isabelle Morales (@Isabelle Morales)1572545517.0
I'll take Congressional firsts for $1,000, Alex. Answer: She is the first Congressperson to ever cast a vote to m… https://t.co/b8GSKbIZmx— Duane Patterson (@Duane Patterson)1572563497.0
cultural impact: ██████ ██████ ██████ ██████ ██████ ██████ ██████ _____________ Katie Porter… https://t.co/ERsG5j64bz— Colin Diersing (@Colin Diersing)1572580320.0
A woman can do serious work even if she's dressed as Batgirl.
Beyond iconic. @RepKatiePorter turned up to Congress dressed as Batgirl and voted to formalise impeachment proceedi… https://t.co/VCIwVIbuof— Dylan (@Dylan)1572593490.0
Rep. Katie Porter is brilliant AND fun, and can simultaneously do the people’s work and dress up as BatGIRL. She ca… https://t.co/IEJ23WlYtS— Robin - fully vaxxed still masked (@Robin - fully vaxxed still masked)1572614445.0
Now, Porter looks like the hero she already was.
Imagine being such a loser you think Katie Porter dressed as Batgirl is a *bad* thing. https://t.co/LizCdqdSJ3— Liddle Lamzy Dive Bar (@Liddle Lamzy Dive Bar)1572605701.0
Not all heroes wear capes, but some do 🤩 https://t.co/zsDdfoG49s— becca harrison (@becca harrison)1572566085.0
@ReaganBattalion @RepKatiePorter Rep Porter is amazing. #Batgirl— NJTrainDelays - 46 is the new 32! (@NJTrainDelays - 46 is the new 32!)1572599885.0
Katie Porter is dressed up as Batgirl in session and this only makes me love her more.— Joey Jo Jo (@Joey Jo Jo)1572535226.0
Many were also quick to point out Porter took off most of her costume for an important vote in committee.
Conservatives grew angry when Katie Porter (D-CA) wore a BATGIRL outfit to work, a day which included an impeachmen… https://t.co/8cra1tvEmC— Perch (@Perch)1572567976.0
@NRCC @RepKatiePorter Republicans have been running from their constitutional oath to protect our country for 2.5 y… https://t.co/s5OXA1g3gl— LauraB’sProVoting #TeamDemocracy 🇺🇸⚾️🌭🥧 (@LauraB’sProVoting #TeamDemocracy 🇺🇸⚾️🌭🥧)1572556925.0
The entire incident reminded Twitter users of these classic pictures from Halloween fans.
Tbt to Halloween when I dressed as the babadook but my friend's house had more of a grown ups drinking wine vibe https://t.co/PoGKUFeLLw— Katie Dippold (@Katie Dippold)1467310961.0
@katiedippold @TMcAlps Me meeting all of my husband's co-workers for the first time a mere month after arriving in… https://t.co/rg7epL0u3l— mieka d (@mieka d)1540611659.0
Republicans should just be thankful Porter didn't go farther.
Republidorks mad at Katie Porter for dressing up as Batgirl when I think she should have gone all-in and dressed up as a guillotine.— VAXED TO THE MAX (@VAXED TO THE MAX)1572569389.0
Fear not, America!
Katie Porter is the night, and she's here to defend justice with the closed fist of progressive legislation!