Rep. Katie Porter praised for grilling Louis DeJoy: ‘She set him up nicely for perjury charges’
Rep. Katie Porter (screengrab)

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) has received accolades as a rising star of the Democratic Party for her incisive grilling of Trump administration officials during her first term in Congress.


Porter, who taught at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, won further praise on Monday for her questioning of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

“I’m concerned about your understanding of this agency,” Porter told DeJoy. “And I’m particularly concerned about it, because you started taking very decisive action when you became Postmaster General. You started directing the unplugging and destroying of machines, changing of employee procedures, and locking of collection boxes. As a professor, I’ve always told my students that one of the most important rules in life is to read the instructions. Did you actually read and independently analyze the major overhaul plans before you ordered them to take effect?”

One week before the hearing, Porter warned DeJoy he'd better be prepared, but the professor graded DeJoy as failing to do so.

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