During Thursday’s closed-door hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, chairman Jerry Nadler had to be reminded of Hope Hicks’ name.
According to the transcripts released late Thursday afternoon, the Democratic New York Congressman referred to the former White House Communications Director as “Ms. Lewandowski” three times, eventually prompting Hicks to correct him.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 20, 2019
Nadler repeatedly calls Hope Hicks “Ms. Lewandowski” until she finally corrects him. “My name is Ms. Hicks”: pic.twitter.com/oMAkqfNFNw
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) June 20, 2019
Nadler calling Hope Hicks “Ms. Lewandowski” three time in this interview is very odd.
The third time he did it, she corrected him: “I am Ms. Hicks.”
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) June 20, 2019
Nadler responded to the correction by apologizing and saying simply, “I’m preoccupied.”
Jerry Nadler kept calling Hope Hicks ‘Ms. Lewandowski’ during her congressional testimony: ‘I’m preoccupied’ https://t.co/thFF9cvWzX
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) June 21, 2019
The reason Nadler referred to Hicks in that manner was unclear, although some chalked it up to never-confirmed rumors that she and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski — who is married — had been involved. (RELATED: Devin Nunes Says ‘Pervy’ Democrats Asked Hope Hicks About Her Love Life)
Of all the things I have read in “Fire and Fury” so far (it’s a lit Friday night, y’all!!), the thing that is blowing my mind THE MOST is that Hope Hicks had an affair with Corey Lewandowski. Girl, WHAT?!
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) January 6, 2018
in new book, author Wolff says Trump asked Hope Hicks, who had dated Corey Lewandowski, why she worried about Lewandowski’s bad press after he got fired: “you’ve already done enough for him. you’re the best piece of tail he’ll ever have”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 3, 2018