If by “‘owning’ people who don’t meet her standards”, you mean demanding that people invited or subpoenaed to testify before Congress answer direct and straightforward questions, you should only be “over” this if you don’t feel that the American public deserves to know what government officials and corporations are actually doing. This isn’t about being “damn cool on social media” but rather doing the job that every elected representative should be doing in looking out for the interests of all of their constituents instead of just servicing corporate interests in search of easy campaign funds. As demonstrated above, Porter has sponsored or co-sponsored a vast array of bills but also uses her authority as a Representative and skill as a lawyer to assure that government officials are using their authority to serve the American people, such as forcing then-CDC Director Robert Redfield to commit to providing no-cost SARS-CoV-2 to the public within the authority and funding he already had and was failing to exercise:
To accuse Porter of grandstanding just for the ‘likes’ is at the very least disingenuous and really flies in the face of the fact that she is one of few Congresspeople openly calling out corporations for open corruption and gross profiteering at the expense of public health and fiscal security. Frankly, we could use a few hundred Katie Porters in Congress, doing their actual jobs instead of hassling fellow legislators over petty partisan disagreements, denying the corruption of their own party, and sucking at the teat of corporate and banking interests.
As for “whiteboarding” the CEO of AbbVie, Porter is illustrating the fundamental dishonesty in the premise that companies should be unregulated and unsupervised to foster innovation with efficieny. In fact, from her presentation and by the witness’s admission, AbbVie is primarily invested in ‘advertising’ their products and engaging in stock buybacks and other market manipulations to maximize profits at the expense of massively overcharging customers who are dependent on those products for their health. Development and testing of pharmaceutical products is actually a tiny fraction of AbbVie’s operating costs; essentially, it is a side business that offers the fig leaf that the company is engaged in some legitimate work among gross profiteering. This is just another piece of factual evidence why ‘for-profit’ health care is not a system that serves public health or the welfare of the nation regardless of whatever economic ideology you advocate.