Katie Porter Mocked for Claiming Primaries Were Rigged Against Her

(RepublicanReport.org) – Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) recently lost her primary election bid for a seat in the Senate, paving the way for her opponent, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), to face off with Republican nominee Steve Garvey. She took the loss with anything but grace, going so far as to claim the primaries had been “rigged” against her. Republicans and Democrats alike mocked Porter for her response.

Porter first shared her frustrations on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, on March 6. She took the opportunity to thank everyone who supported her and helped “shake up the status quo,” stating that they had done a good job threatening the establishment. She then noted that her opponent had three times the television ad time, claiming billionaires had shelled out “millions” in their effort to “rig” the results.

In an additional post, Porter added that special interests controlled most politicians. She claimed that these groups specifically funneled money to her opponent because she threatened to disrupt their influence. POLITICO writes that even Democrats took the California politician’s choice in language and rhetoric as tacky and dangerous. They note that her response rang far too similar to that of former President Donald Trump when he lost the 2020 presidential election against Joe Biden — actions Porter personally condemned at the time.

Porter later shared yet another post in response to the backlash. She attempted to backpedal on her decision to call the election “rigged,” stating that the “attack ads” billionaires spent millions on had been fact-checked as false. So, therefore, the backers had used dishonest means to manipulate the election. She claimed “dark money” was in charge of US politics, and it was her job to call out those responsible. Most other users saw that move as petty, as well, suggesting the congresswoman take the results like an adult and simply congratulate the winner.

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