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Now We Know: A Former Kavanaugh Clerk Did Not Flash A White-Power Sign

Was it, or was it not a white power sign?

Prominent anti-Trump Twitter figure Dr. Eugene Gu pointed out Tuesday the strange position in which Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh’s former clerk rested her hand during the confirmation hearing. He claimed that longtime Republican legal operative Zina Bash was flashing a “white power sign.”

Bash’s hand appeared to be making the “okay” symbol, which has often been appropriated by white nationalists.

Amid the Twitter storm, Bash’s husband John, currently the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, stepped in to debunk the accusation, which he called “repulsive.” He said she rested her hand in a “random way,” and that the couple wasn’t familiar with the symbol. He also shared that Bash was born in Mexico and her paternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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