Rep. Porter: ‘Taxpayers Deserve Answers’ On Relief Funds | The Last Word | MSNBC

Rep. Porter: ‘Taxpayers Deserve Answers’ On Relief Funds | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) joins Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the urgent need for more oversight and transparency of $650 billion in taxpayer funds for small-business loans. Rep. Porter says before more aid is approved, "we need to make sure that we have transparency, that we have done the analysis and that this program is actually working to save jobs." Aired on 6/25/2020.
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Rep. Porter: ‘Taxpayers Deserve Answers’ On Relief Funds | The Last Word | MSNBC

42 Comments on "Rep. Porter: ‘Taxpayers Deserve Answers’ On Relief Funds | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. I could see Porter running for the Presidency in 8 years or even sooner.

    • Laura Lafauve | June 26, 2020 at 1:21 AM | Reply


    • How about Speaker of the House ? Or before that chairing some important House commitee? Why do so many people think running for president should be the goal of every public servant?

    • Laura Lafauve | June 26, 2020 at 1:22 PM | Reply

      @Karen Byrd we’re just freaked out and emotional, not thinking clearly.🤣😂
      Also, I think some people use it as a compliment. What better compliment than saying “you’d be the best person possible in our highest office!”

    • @Laura Lafauve
      Good points. She would great in any position.

  2. Bunker Baby dRumph | June 26, 2020 at 12:59 AM | Reply

    Where did $500,000,000,000.00, 500 Billion dollars not 500 million go? Mitch McConnell & Donald tRump stole our monies!

  3. Laurie Huntley | June 26, 2020 at 1:02 AM | Reply

    What kind of COMPUTER SYSTEM ‘s is the Government using that doesn’t have Cross referencing to the living and the deceased⁉️

  4. Is it possible that the American people could put a knee on Mnuchins neck?

  5. Andrew Yang 4 Prez! | June 26, 2020 at 1:04 AM | Reply

    She is great. Porter is who I was hoping Andrew Yang would have picked as VP if the media and DNC didn’t give him the Bernie style media shutout. We need a competitive 3rd party established now!


    • Tessmage Tessera | June 26, 2020 at 2:41 AM | Reply

      Unless AOC beats her to it.

    • Donna : Hope so. Sorry to say it, but Ms Porter will get nowhere with this, until AFTER the November elections. And, “after the elections,” is the easy part. GETTING free and fair elections? I’m not convinced you’re going to be allowed those, America? The GOP aren’t just sitting around, waiting to go to jail?

    • Not likely. Whoever Biden picks for VP is almost certainly going to be the first US female president.. Almost certainly…

  7. Why isn’t EVERYBODY talking about this crime?
    Sect. Tres. needs to be in prison.

    • @CaptWithNoName
      I don’t even care about that. All that is going to show is that he isn’t really a billionaire. He’s blocking it to save his ego and “reputation”.

      I don’t even care about the 1.4 billion to the dead.
      I want to know which of Trumpy’s buddies got part of the “secret” 1/2 trillion.

    • CaptWithNoName | June 26, 2020 at 1:49 AM | Reply

      @Frank P. It will also show WHO he has been doing business with. WHERE his $$ comes from. True, everyone knows he’s not a billionaire; that’s beside the point. My main point was the administration just flips the bird to congress, and really they just send them angry letters. It is a mystery to me why congress has not had the Sgt of Arms pay Mnuchin a visit. The administration thinks it can do this with impunity because congress has failed to act with authority of an equal branch of government.

    • @CaptWithNoName They don’t want to stomp around too much and set precedent for when they are in the majority one day. Do unto others, etc….

    • CaptWithNoName | June 26, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      @Tim Smith …and therefore they and the country are being stomped; that is literally killed by incompetence and corruption. The time for playing nice is over.

    • @CaptWithNoName I agree with the sentiment, but I have no confidence in either party. They are both as bad as each other, in different ways.

  8. Don’t stop, can’t stop Katie Porter! Get it done for the people!
    If *you* don’t want to know where all the money went, then maybe you’re part of the corrupt who took the money & shouldn’t have. I can’t figure out any other reason why American tax payers wouldn’t want to see a paper trail of all this relief. There’s a reason they’re hiding it!!!!
    Loans were applied for with the clearly stated understanding that basic info could be released, so it’s not some bs excuse of protecting the legitimate small businesses, because they received the money knowingly that that could happen.
    Let’s hear it Mnuchin! What are you hiding & who are you protecting? Yourself, your cronies, the president?!? If everything’s on the level, just put it out there & be done with it!


  10. can you imagine how much all people will benefit if Porter and Abrams were running this country and Kamala as AG💯💯

    • Porter is awesome, Kamala is horrible

    • @Ben zz I like Katie but she doesn’t have any power beyond repping the people in her district. She’s on 2 committees and a bunch of caucuses. She’s still in her first term as a Congress person. So she has no seniority so being a commitee chair is a long way off.

      Harris, like it or not, is one of the Senators from the most populous state in the union. So, in a sense, she is way more powerful than Porter.

  11. Patricia M. O. | June 26, 2020 at 1:34 AM | Reply

    All that technology and they can do their job. Manuchi is keeping the money for him, Trump and the Republicans!

  12. Democrats have a lot of great people among them. America will benefit from them, if they become majority. They will bring the country forward.

    • altitude illume | June 26, 2020 at 10:28 AM | Reply

      it’s happening, so press on, regardless. #BIDEN CAN, and will,
      ugh uhgm, however, the choice of VP, in light of covid19,
      is very crucial. #SWAMPYDON exposed implode’s,
      #TRUMPUTINinc + BARR = manafort, flynn, assange wikileaks, ++.
      i pray we can have a true laugh over the absurdity of evil this thing brought within our whitehouse, you and i, worse still, our children and neighbors.

  13. JackLemmonwas aDemocrat | June 26, 2020 at 1:37 AM | Reply

    Katie Porter for President! She is such an inspiration!

  14. Breckyn Estes | June 26, 2020 at 1:38 AM | Reply

    This is exactly what all Americans should be demanding right now! Come on the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress and Senate have literally taken OUR FEDERAL TAX DOLLARS AND GAVE IT TO THEIR RICHEST FRIENDS, DONERS AND THEMSELVES WHILE REFUSING US ANYTHING OTHER THAN A ONE TIME $1,200 check that many of us have yet to even see!

  15. Track that money Congress.
    The Tribe has stolen some of that money cause just in case Trump doesn’t get
    re-elected. They are getting their money off the top.

    Track the money down.

    By the way what happened to the $ 45 million dollars unaccounted for Trump’s




  16. Katie Porter, next Attorney General 2021.

  17. Drinky McDrinkDrink | June 26, 2020 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    You will never find where billions of that money went. Remember the Pentagon’s missing billions too?

  18. Shirley Allen | June 26, 2020 at 2:26 AM | Reply

    Somebody used this Pandemic to steal from the American people, and think $1200, three months ago is sufficient for the TAXPAYERS. Make them account for every penny .


  20. Mark Hepworth | June 26, 2020 at 3:27 AM | Reply

    Brit here,as an interested observer on the American condition,I have to say the lady is one the few that look like a proper politician and public servant..

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