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!