Representative Katie Porter (D-CA 45th District) voted against a measure to fund the U.S. Capitol Police and U.S. National Guard for their efforts in protecting the Capitol building during and after the January 6 riot.
Porter’s record on supporting law enforcement is noticeably disappointing. Earlier this year, she voted against condemning the “defund the police” movement. Porter also was quick to criticize law enforcement when she slammed the efforts of D.C. Capitol police in the lead up to the January 6 riot, saying that security around the Capitol was not strict enough.
The measure would have provided supplemental appropriation to reimburse the troops and police officers who protected Porter and her fellow Congresspeople following the attack, in which more than 140 police officers were injured. It would have also prevented funds raised for police reimbursement from being used to enforce the mask mandate implemented by Nancy Pelosi and currently in place for the House of Representatives.
The officers and troops who halted the attack nearly seven months ago, and helped to secure the Capitol and White House in the days leading up to President Biden’s inauguration, have not yet received any supplemental funding.