Tuesday 27 September 2022 07:29 AM Democratic Rep. Katie Porter blasts local police department for arresting man ... trends now

Tuesday 27 September 2022 07:29 AM Democratic Rep. Katie Porter blasts local police department for arresting man ... trends now
Tuesday 27 September 2022 07:29 AM Democratic Rep. Katie Porter blasts local police department for arresting man ... trends now

Tuesday 27 September 2022 07:29 AM Democratic Rep. Katie Porter blasts local police department for arresting man ... trends now

California Democratic congresswoman Katie Porter blasted a local police department for arresting a man she lived with after he allegedly assaulted a pro-Trump protester in July 2021.

Following the incident, Porter sent a scathing text to Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan to tell them that their officers were a 'disgrace.' 

The leaked text message was reported by Fox News in September, more than a year after the event, and a little over a month before Porter faces off against Republican Scott Baugh in an attempt to be reelected. 

The fight occurred at Porter's first town hall following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, which was held in Irvine. 

Julian Willis was arrested after apparently giving a Trump supporter a bloody nose, he was cited for his alleged role. 

Willis' relationship to Porter is unknown at this point. Porter has three children and is described as a 'single mother' in much of her campaign literature. 

In 2013, Porter divorced her husband and her children's father Matthew Hoffman having accused him of being mentally and physically abusive to her and her children. 

Julian Willis, shown here, was arrested after apparently giving a Trump supporter a bloody nose, he was cited for his alleged role

Julian Willis, shown here, was arrested after apparently giving a Trump supporter a bloody nose, he was cited for his alleged role

Rep. Katie Porter, speaking during the event, shares a residence with Willis, though their relationship is unknown at this point

Rep. Katie Porter, speaking during the event, shares a residence with Willis, though their relationship is unknown at this point

While the Orange County Register reports that the protesters were organized by 'American Nationalist' and die-hard Donald Trump supporter, Nick Taurus

While the Orange County Register reports that the protesters were organized by 'American Nationalist' and die-hard Donald Trump supporter, Nick Taurus

Records show that Willis, 51, lives with Porter at her home on the grounds of the University of California's Irvine location.

According to his official website, Willis has worked on Wall Street and in finance since 1997. On that page he describes himself as being the director of marketing for a company named Derivative Path, a financial advice firm. 

In addition, Willis is a financial journalist and has seen his work published by USA Today and Yahoo! Finance. 

At the time of his arrest, NBC San Diego listed Willis as living La Jolla, just outside of San Diego, around 70 miles south of UC Irvine. Records show that prior to living at the University of California Irvine, Willis had an address in La Jolla. 

The station described Willis' time in custody as 'brief.'

Later, Porter texted Irvine's mayor to say: 'I will never trust them again' and 'your police force is a disgrace,' reports Fox News.   

Online records show that Willis is a native of Philadelphia and graduate of Tufts University who now resides in Southern California.   

In response to the Fox News story, Jordan Wong, Porter's spokesperson, told Fox News that the Democratic rep was 'upset that a planned family-friendly town hall was hijacked by extremists, who made constituents feel

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