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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:20 AM

Katie Porter isn't part of 'The Squad.' But the freshman House Democrat is stirring up trouble...


Katie Porter isn't part of 'The Squad.' But the freshman House Democrat is stirring up trouble for Trump

By Katie Lobosco, CNN

Updated 9:53 AM ET, Sun July 21, 2019

Washington (CNN)When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, a California law professor named Katie Porter -- who had been expecting to join Clinton's transition team to advise on housing policy -- thought she would sit the next four years out of government.

She figured she'd wind up working for Elizabeth Warren, her former Harvard law school professor, or Kamala Harris, who in 2012 appointed Porter to be California's monitor of a nationwide mortgage settlement, to run for president. Instead, she ran for Congress in 2018, winning a Republican seat and joining the "blue wave" of Democrats taking over the House.

Porter, 45, isn't part of "The Squad" -- the four-woman group of freshman progressives of color who were attacked this week by President Donald Trump. But she's emerged as a viral star when it comes to how banks and the government treat the working poor and puncturing Trump's claims about the economy.

She's carving out a Warren-esque role for herself that's included asking top officials do basic math under oath.

Her targets so far have included major Wall Street players like JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Equifax CEO Mark Begor, and now-former Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan.

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DonViejo Jul 21 OP
True Dough Jul 21 #1
theaocp Jul 21 #2
Nevermypresident Jul 21 #3
Bayard Jul 21 #4
pattyloutwo Jul 21 #5
Karadeniz Jul 21 #6
George II Jul 21 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:31 AM

1. Katie Porter is definitely another star for the Dems

We have SO MANY amazing representatives. I don't know if there's been a point in history when the Democratic Party has been so loaded with tremendous individuals.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:42 AM

2. Couldn't say it better, so THIS

Porter is on point.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:44 AM

3. Very impressed with her! Also, she had the courage to come out for impeachment even

though she won a republican seat mid-terms. Country over party.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:13 AM

4. This is one smart Rep

I've been impressed every time I've seen her interviewed, or in a hearing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:21 PM

5. She's so smart and amazing!

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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:15 PM

6. Love her! She's a keeper! More media should invite her on their shows.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:23 PM

7. There are dozens of Democratic freshmen who are dedicated to doing the job....

....their constituents elected them to do. They're there to legislate, not pander for headlines.

Good for Porter, good for Hill, good for Hayes, and good for all the other hardworking Democrats in the House.

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