Porter famously donned an iconic Batgirl costume at his home in House of Representatives on Halloween 2019.
FIRST On FOXCalifornia Democrat Rep. Katie Porter berated Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan during their text message after he criticized her Irvine police department following her town hall violence last year.
Fox News Digital obtained the complete text communication among Porter and Khan after a fight took place during the congresswoman’s summer 2021 town hall. The town hall witnessed one of the men Porter lives with taken into custody.
In the text, Porter criticized Khan, insisting she would not contact the mayor following her arrest. Julian Willis after he allegedly hit a Trump-supporting protester, giving the protester a bloody nose.
Irvine, CA, Sunday 11 July 2021 in Irvine, CA. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA45) conducts an open-air town hall at Mike Ward Community Park. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, File)
Fox News Digital previously reported that Porter attacked The Irvine police department following Willis her arrest, describing the police force an “disgrace” and that she “will never trust them again.”
“I see that you’re upset, but it would be more professional of you to just call me for clarification,” Khan declared in the texts that were obtained exclusively through Fox News Digital.
“I have never done anything to you. You cannot say the same,” Porter wrote. “I have helped you with your campaign and tried to be a good partner. I don’t owe you a phone call.”
Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif. She slammed Irvine the city’s mayor Farrah Khan in a text message she sent she sent her in 2013. She said, “I don’t owe you a phone call” and added, “You can lecture me about professionalism. See how it goes.” (Fox News Digital)
“You should have called me with [the] complete fail by [the] city yesterday,” Porter continued. “I am a United States Congress woman (sic).”
“You can lecture me on professionalism. And see what happens,” Porter said, despite being famously sporting the Batgirl costume at his appearance in House of Representatives on the same day Democrats passed an agreement on the grounds rules to be used in the impeachment probe that was pending against the then-President Trump. In response, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) along with other Republicans took to mocking his costume in Twitter.
“As I have been with you, even though I feel like I’m treated very poorly,” Khan replied.
Porter requested Khan to explain what she did to “helped” her, texting “I’m listening” and telling Khan she “can take the advice about Bogarting stuff or not.”
“Up to you. But I am not alone,” Porter wrote. “I am just [the] only one who respects you enough to give you the advice.”
“I have supported you for a very long time in many ways and continue to do so,” Khan replied.
The two Democrat representatives were also disagreedover Khan as well as her assistant executive Cory Allen going to a Mexican restaurant in which Porter was eating and the congresswoman took her wrath at the reputation of the mayor and making the insults personal.
“And the next time I have a high ranking official come, only come to things you are invited to,” Porter wrote. “Stopping by the Mexican restaurant was ridiculous. You have a reputation for not staying in your lane and seeking attention. And the result is we’ll keep things out of Irvine next time.”
“You need to hear this [because] it is damaging others willingness to work with you (sic),” Porter continued. “Tammy, Dave, Santa Ana mayor [Vicente Sarmiento], etc all great. You created stress on staff.”
“That’s quite a leap you’re taking,” Khan responded back. “I’m sorry, but Cory and I were planning on going to the Mexican restaurant that day, when we saw the security vehicles we went somewhere else. I attended all events I was invited to either by Secretary [Marty] Walsh’s staff, [the Orange County Labor Federation], your staff or [Irvine Unified School District].”
It’s not clear what caused the Mexican restaurant row between Porter who is pictured in the middle and Khan however, it shows the turbulent relation between two California Democrats. (Getty Images, File)
“You have just happened to be in this particular Mexican restaurant.” ????” Porter replied. “Please.”
It’s not clear what caused the Mexican restaurant dispute however it also illustrates the tensions between and the two California Democrats.
After the exchange, two Democrats changed to extremely formal salutations and a style of communication and addressed each other with their initials.
Both Khan’s and Porter’s offices haven’t replied on Fox News Digital’s requests for comments.
In the first report from Fox News Digital, Porter spokesperson Jordan Wong told Fox News Digital that the Congresswoman “was upset that a planned family-friendly town hall was hijacked by extremists, who made constituents feel unsafe, including using hateful slurs in front of children.”
“She was disappointed that despite our staff alerting police days before the event that the extremists were openly advertising their intention to disrupt the town hall, officers on the day of the incident were hundreds of feet away and did not intervene immediately when fighting broke out,” Wong stated.
“Since then, Rep. Porter and our office have worked productively with the Irvine Police Department, including the Congresswoman hosting the new police chief in her office for a constructive and cooperative meeting,” said Porter.
The congresswoman, who is an ex-law professor who earned more than $285,000 a year while in University of California, Irvine. University of California, Irvine was the subject of headlines when it was discovered that she made thousands of dollars in royalties charges from textbooks for law schools which she required her students to buy for the classes she taught.
In 2017 Porter, who is seeking re-election to House in November, was paid $286.674 to instruct two classes per semester at the college as per Transparent California.
Since her appointment in Washington, Porter has campaigned to make education accessible to all Americans and declared at the time of her 2020 campaign that her American government had “favored the wealthy and well-connected for far too long” because “powerful people live in one reality while the rest of us live in another.”