May 28, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez melts down over NY Times’ ‘glamour shot’ of former Trump aide Hope Hicks
Paper criticized for article on Hicks
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blasted The New York Times for sharing a glamorous photo of former Trump aide, Hope Hicks.
Ocasio-Cortez lambasted the outlet on Sunday after it published an article on Hicks, President Donald Trump's former communications director, criticizing the tenor of the article and its accompanying photo.
The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman criticized the coverage of 30-year-old Hicks as "some Lifetime drama called 'Hope's Choice.'"
The article, which examined Hicks' tenure in the White House, theorized on how she may react to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in connection to the Russia investigation of the Trump administration.
One of the outlet's Twitter accounts shared the article, captioning it, "Hope Hicks, one of the best-known but least visible former members of President Trump's White House staff, is facing an existential question: whether to comply with a congressional subpoena."
In one tweet, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, "What gets me is news breaks that this woman is weighing committing a crime before Congress & it's getting framed by the NYT as some Lifetime drama called 'Hope's Choice.'"
"This is a fmr admin official considering participating in a coverup led by the President," she said. "Treat her equally."
In a second tweet, the freshman lawmaker added, "In the aftermath of shootings, media routinely post menacing photos of people-of-color victims + dredge up any questionable thing they'd ever done. But when Hope Hicks considers not complying w a subpoena, it's glamour shot time."
The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Hicks — who stepped down from her White House position in March — in April.
The committee gave Hicks a June 4 deadline at which time she is required to disclose documents that the committee requested, including "any personal or work diary journal or other book containing notes, a record, or a description of daily events."
Hicks is expected to testify in front of the committee on June 19.
Hicks has yet to indicate whether she will comply with the subpoena.