Social Media Tears into Nadler for the ‘Sexist and Appalling’ Way He Addressed Hope Hicks During Hearing

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) interviewed former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks but didn’t refrain from calling her by an “appalling” name.

Hicks was the first from the president’s close circle to appear before the committee on Wednesday to testify about now-former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation into whether there was obstruction of justice during President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

During the closed-door congressional hearing, the chairman didn’t refrain from calling Hicks “Ms. Lewandowski,” as he referred to her by the name three times — the repeated slips likely came from a rumor of an affair between Hicks and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski during the 2016 campaign.

“Yeah. Ms. Lewandowski, I think, in reading this — ” Nadler said during the time, resulting in Hicks cutting him off, “My name is Ms. Hicks.”

“I’m sorry, Ms. Hicks,” Nadler responded. “I’m preoccupied.”

Nadler’s slip-ups resulted in social media users tearing into him for the error.

“This is sexist and appalling,” one Twitter user wrote.

Check out the reactions below:

As IJR News reported, Hicks sparked frustration among Democrats after Wednesday’s hearing as White House lawyers told her not to respond to several questions, including things she already told Mueller during his investigation.

“They make the objection, we say it’s nonsense,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said in response to the hearing. “But Hope Hicks is listening to what they’re saying in terms of objections, so she doesn’t answer.”

“This is the beginning of what will be, I presume, litigation,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said.

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Pat Hillis
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Pat Hillis

He did the miscalling on purpose, he is such a Nut case. Hope He is Never reelected . the senate is looked on as a bunch of nimcomputs because of people like him and several others WHO think they Need time on t.v and make fools of themselves. Disgusting that they CANT get over always following party line no matter how bad the issue is.

Mike
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Mike

“I’m sorry, Ms. Hicks,” Nadler responded. “I’m preoccupied.” preoccupied! preoccupied! How can he be preoccupied.

Maximo
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This is just sideshow fallout when you get a guy with zero integrity and a “protect and serve” mentality for the deep state in a position of importance. He’s shaming the Judiciary Committee once and for all. His bullshite will be remembered about like we’ll remember Dr. Ford’s Kavanaugh dream

Cayjr
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Cayjr

Handler is a prissy bi!ch. He is jealous of a beautiful, educated, intelligent and hard working Young lady loyal to her employees.

Cayjr
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Cayjr

Handler is a prissy little bi!ch. He is jealous.

Suzanne Haney
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Suzanne Haney

Jerry Nader is desperate. He is disrespectful & condescending. I believe his arrogance & hatred for Trump & his staff will come back to bite him👎👎

Otis
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Where are all the Dumbocrats who cry ‘sexism’ on a daily basis? Hope Hicks was treated shabbily to put it mildly. The Hypocrite Party has again shown the double-standard upon which they operate.

Christine Barry
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Christine Barry

NADLER is nothing but a scumbag! He should be removed from office immediately. He is a disgrace to our country! He makes me sick every time I look at him.

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