Dressing up for Halloween is all fun and games - until you're called in to do some important work. Such was the experience of Congresswoman Katie Porter. Porter got into the festive spirit this year with a rather excellent Batgirl costume. But when a vote about the Financial Services Committee was called, she ended up in a rather awkward situation.
As most people know, what you wear has absolutely no impact on how well you can do your job. But many rather tightly wound Republicans took to Twitter to criticize Porter's choice of attire. Luckily, many Twitter users stood up for the look. Hey, if you can't enjoy Halloween then we're in bigger trouble than we thought.
For many of us, Halloween is a favorite time of year.For fans of all things spooky, it's basically another Christmas. From scary movies to tasty seasonal treats, there's a lot to love.
And the best thing about Halloween?
However, sometimes a costume is less of a hit.If you misjudge the situation, you can end up feeling a little bit awkward about your choice of spooky attire.
Although sometimes these stories are pretty funny.
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
And things can be even trickier when there's a job involved.
via: FacebookLike this doctor who was called to deliver a patient's baby on Halloween - all while dressed as a pretty terrifying Joker.
And now another person has fallen victim to an inappropriately timed Halloween costume.
via: Getty ImagesThis is Congresswoman Katie Porter. She's been the U.S. Representative for California's 45th Congressional District since 2019.
And this Halloween, she really got into the festive spirit.She went for a Halloween classic, dressing in a rather impressive Batgirl outfit.
It was pretty impressive.You've got to respect the dedication to the holiday. Rocking up to Congress dressed as a superhero takes some courage!
Here's the look.
via: TwitterShe paired it with an iced coffee and a handbag filled with important documents - because fighting crime is a full-time job.
But what makes it all the more hilarious?
via: TwitterSeeing Porter living her usual Congresswoman life, seemingly oblivious to her rather unusual choice of dress.
And even better?
via: TwitterPorter actually showed up to vote in her full costume - and it was, quite simply, an amazing sight to behold.
Although some took a different view.
As House Democrats prepare to officially blow up their Majority with impeachment, @RepKatiePorter is prancing aroun… https://t.co/oqf44MbDMK— NRCC (@NRCC)1572533195.0
Some claimed she was "making a mockery" of her job.
Democrat Rep. Katie Porter is making a mockery of the House of Representatives. #CA45 https://t.co/wgBEZfVaGo— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1572537786.0
Some made this excellent point.
Love ya @NRCC https://t.co/zeL8WHlhLH— Mike DeBonis (@Mike DeBonis)1572533756.0
And there has been a definite backlash.Many suspect the Republicans are trying to use this costume as a means to distract from the much more pressing issues currently going on in government.
Some made this comparison.
Katie Porter is Pam Beesly from The Office. https://t.co/0legVF8oXc— Steve Guest (@Steve Guest)1572540530.0
Many had a different theory.Perhaps the fact Porter was dressed as a superhero for this vote, in particular, was no accident.
Some made this joke.
@NRCC @RepKatiePorter The Republican President dresses like a clown even when it isn't Halloween. I think Katie Por… https://t.co/1YFNFuBTKM— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1572548271.0
And the smear campaign against Porter?
All this did was make me like Katie Porter even more. https://t.co/KUajqKFCmo— Niles Edward Francis (@Niles Edward Francis)1572584447.0
Because, hey, if we can't enjoy ourselves ...
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