Ocasio-Cortez Goes Nuts Over ‘Glamour Shot’ Of Former Trump Aide Hope Hicks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost it over the weekend.

The New York Democratic socialist was incensed over a photo of Hope Hicks, a former aide to President Trump. Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee have subpoenaed Hicks to appear in person on June 19. The New York Times ran a story on Thursday headlined “Hope Hicks Left the White House. Now She Must Decide Whether to Talk to Congress.”

“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,” the Times wrote. The piece included a picture of Hicks, a former model.

 

That set off Soledad O’Brien, a former CNN host.

“This is a good example of bias in the @nytimes: a picture of a person who is considering not complying with a subpoena is basically a glam shot, and it’s framed as a thoughtful, perfectly equal choice,” she wrote on Twitter.

For some reason, AOC decided that the issue was so important she needed to weigh in.

“Yup. Where’s the ‘no angel’ take now?” she wrote on Twitter before segueing — inexplicably — into guns.


“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.”

But AOC wasn’t done (we told you this was a pressing issue).

“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,'” she wrote. “This is a fmr admin official considering participating in a coverup led by the President. Treat her equally.”

Ironically, AOC has been featured in many “glamour shots,” appearing in Time magazine, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, and Rolling Stone. She took heat after Interview magazine published an interview with her “wearing a fitted blazer with wide lapels and green piping; a slim, matching set of trousers; and an elegant pair of black stilettos from Manolo Blahnik, the total cost for which was somewhere around $3,500,” the New York Times wrote last September.

And just for the record, every American has legal recourse if they are subpoenaed to testify before Congress. It’s called “rule of law.” Look it up, AOC.

 

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