The New York Times recently did a feature piece on former Trump staffer Hope Hicks. Hicks is currently considering whether or not to comply with a congressional subpoena.
After the piece was released, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez attacked the publication for being both racist and using a “glam shot” to create more empathy for Hicks.
Hope Hicks, who previously served as the White House Director of Communications, has been subpoenaed by Congress.
She is one of many former Trump staffers struggling with the decision to comply with the subpoena or to follow Trump’s directive to ignore the subpoena until the White House is able to pursue this further in the courts.
The New York Times did a feature article and promoted it on social media, much to the chagrin of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez…
AOC blasted the publication, insinuating it has racial tendencies when negative stories come out about people of color.
AOC stated, “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. But when Hope Hicks considers not complying w a subpoena, it’s glamour shot time.”
Keep in mind, the New York Times has been one of the most vocal anti-Trump publications since Trump won the presidential election.
AOC did not let it rest there, either. She went on to accuse the publication of glamorizing a criminal act.
AOC stated, “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. Treat her equally.”
We are still trying to figure out exactly what it is that Trump is covering up. The administration has turned over more than one million documents to the Mueller team.
AOC’s accusations sound more like jealousy than legitimate criticism. But hey, if it makes you feel better AOC, use a bad picture of Hicks… if you can find one.