Ocasio-Cortez hits NYT over story on Hope Hicks: It's framed 'as some Lifetime drama'

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTrump tweet mocking Greta Thunberg sparks backlash The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Tucker Carlson as 'white supremacist sympathizer' MORE (N.Y.) criticized The New York Times on Sunday over an article on President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE's former communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksJustice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Former White House official won't testify, lawyer says Trump: 'Top shows' on Fox News, cable are 'Fair (or great)' to me MORE, saying their coverage of her decision to comply with a subpoena read "as some Lifetime drama called 'Hope's Choice.'"

The freshman lawmaker wrote two tweets echoing media figures' criticism of the article, which looks at Hicks's history in the White House and how she might respond to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Live coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers MORE's (D-N.Y.) recent subpoena for her to testify as part of a sprawling investigation into the Trump administration.

"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,'" Ocasio-Cortez wrote in one tweet.

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"In the immediate aftermath of shootings, media routinely post menacing photos of people-of-color victims + dredge up any questionable thing they’d ever done," she wrote in another tweet. "But when Hope Hicks considers not complying w a subpoena, it’s glamour shot time."
 

Ocasio-Cortez's criticism added to that of media figures who said failing to comply with a subpoena is a crime and not something "to decide." 

Subpoenas from House Democrats have become the center of a feud between the White House and congressional committees investigating the president. 

President Trump ordered former White House counsel Don McGahn not to comply with a subpoena earlier this month, prompting Nadler to threaten to hold him in contempt.