House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D – NY) dismissed the idea that his references to Hope Hicks as Ms. Lewandowski during a House Judiciary appearance last week were part of some calculated scheme.
“I just screwed it up,” he told CNN. He blamed the mix-up in part on the advisers who were whispering in his ear.
“I meant nothing by it.”
Nadler’s comments were criticized as “offensive” and “sexist” after the hearing by members of both parties, including a particularly heated Jason Miller.
In an angry tirade posted to Twitter, President Trump’s former campaign spokesperson belittled and body shamed Nadler. The post was quickly taken down on Friday when he deleted his Twitter account.
Miller also went missing from his company director position soon after. The communications firm Teneo took down his bio from its website. It is unclear if he is still employed at the firm, and Teneo did not respond to a request for comment.
The transcript from the hearing reveals that Hicks was being asked questions about Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski each time she was misidentified by Nadler.
She said nothing the first two times it happened, but on the third occurrence promptly cut off Nadler and stated: “My name is Ms. Hicks.”
Nadler apologized to Hicks and said he was “preoccupied,” and then resumed questioning the former aide.
A short time later he again referred to. Ms. Hicks as Ms Lewandowski, but then quickly corrected himself and again apologized to the witness.
“You’re fat and nasty. Don’t harass Hope and then try to play nice. You’re gross, you fat f***,” wrote Miller in one tweet.
“Fat f***s gonna fat f***,” read another.
Miller then called Nadler a “f***ing scumbag,” adding that “anyone obsessed with attacking innocent Hope Hicks should take a long walk off a short pier.”
Miller was a key member of the Trump team during both the election and transition, but ultimately turned down an offer to serve as White House Communications Director
He announced his decision on December 24 and said he wanted to spend more time with his family, including his pregnant wife.
At the same time, rumors surfaced that he had been having an affair with fellow campaign staffer AJ Delgado. They proved to be true, and six months after Miller’s wife gave birth his mistress also welcomed a child.
Credit: Daily Mail