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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-CortezOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting MORE (N.Y.) criticized The New York Times on Sunday over an article on President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE's former communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksHicks returns to traveling with Trump two weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump slight against Gold Star families adds to military woes Trump should try a little empathy 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 NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court 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.