Politicians have often been accused of being “out of touch” with ordinary people – they are too detached, too elitist, and simply cannot relate to their constituents ‘ daily lives.
So many praised her sense of humor and welcomed the Halloween spirit as congresswoman Katie Porter arrived at a crucial impeachment investigation vote dressed in full Batgirl costume, After all, many millions of us are showing up on Halloween to work in costume. How would this be different for politicians?
However, some individuals did not see Porter’s funny side of dress selection and were quick to vent their outrage online.
The reactions were predictably split along partisan lines. Democrats enjoyed the fun, woman-of-people gesture, pointing out that one can be a serious, dedicated politician without taking oneself too seriously.
On the other side, several Republicans are shocked by a supposed lack of respect for the current situation.
“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. “This is how seriously these clowns are talking impeachment.”