Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee reported on Tuesday that White House Communications Director Hope Hicks refused to answer questions, following the lead of other current and former Trump administration officials.
According to reporters covering Capitol Hill, multiple Democratic lawmakers walked out of Hick's closed-door interview and expressed their unhappiness with the proceedings.
"We got Bannoned!" Rep. Denny Heck reportedly exclaimed, referring to former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's similar refusal to answer questions.
Read some of the reports below.
“We got Bannoned!” one House Intel committee member says after Hope Hicks declines to answer some of their question… https://t.co/WB8kzXVq19— Jennifer Jacobs (@Jennifer Jacobs) 1519752242.0
Colleague Jenny Buchholz rpts GOP UT Rep & Intel Cmte mbr Chris Stewart says "there are some questions she's not go… https://t.co/r7BPDEuug2— Chad Pergram (@Chad Pergram) 1519751504.0
It appears Hope Hicks isn't answering some questions about the White House: Rep. Chris Stewart told reporters there… https://t.co/edkT3MPpi7— Jeremy Herb (@Jeremy Herb) 1519751293.0
Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, tells reporters the House Intel Cmte is getting “Bannon’ed” by Hope Hicks - a refere… https://t.co/v9fgiIltkr— Ben Siegel (@Ben Siegel) 1519751896.0
Hope Hicks NOT answering some questions so far about her time in the administration, per members. Rep. Stewart tell… https://t.co/Kt41fll2na— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1519751226.0