Why announce without an opening?
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein hasn’t retired but that didn’t stop Democratic Rep. Katie Porter from announcing her 2024 Senate bid.
The video has the usual buzzwords and phrases. Our democracy is under attack. The world is going to end. Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!
California needs a warrior in the Senate—to stand up to special interests, fight the dangerous imbalance in our economy, and hold so-called leaders like Mitch McConnell accountable for rigging our democracy.
Today, I'm proud to announce my candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2024. pic.twitter.com/X1CSE8T12B
— Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) January 10, 2023
Former workers in Porter’s office say she is not a nice person. Sasha Georgiades worked in Porter’s office as a Wounded Warrior program fellow.
Porter kicked Georgiades out of the office because she gave her COVID.
Georgiades said her experience is not unique:
“She has made multiple staffers cry and people are generally so anxious to even staff her because if ANYTHING goes wrong she flips out on whatever staffer is present,” Georgiades said. “She just talks to staffers however she wants.”
“At one point we had an office hike and she left her kids with the staffers in the back while she walked off with the chief of staff,” she continued. “There is no regard to us or feelings or even what we are going through. It is only about her and what she wants. I tried to pass on legislation for veterans and active duty members several times and was told no because she didn’t like who had written it.”
The former Porter staffer said the congresswoman’s office will “overburden the staffer with work so it either comes to a point that they can’t juggle it all or they are fired for not keeping up” and noted this “happened shortly after I got there with another staffer.”
“He was so upset and hurt,” Georgiades said, adding the staffer was a staff assistant in the office — the entry-level paid role for congressional offices.
Politico reported four days ago that Porter had her eye on Feinstein’s seat. The 89-year-old incumbent has not dropped any hints that she plans to retire.
Feinstein became a senator in 1992 after many years in San Francisco politics, including a stint as mayor.DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.