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

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo MORE (N.Y.) criticized The New York Times on Sunday over an article on President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE's former communications director Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus 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 NadlerHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' House sets vote for George Floyd police reform bill Jim Jordan calls for House Judiciary hearing on 'cancel culture' 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.