After Trump aide Zina Bash appeared to display a white supremacist hand signal during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing last week, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL) went on Fox News and mocked those who accused the aide of being a white supremacist.
> Bash, who works as an aide crafting immigration policy for the Trump administration, is a wealthy heiress from south Texas. She was born in Mexico and is also the descendant of Holocaust survivors.
After appearing to make the ‘OK’ hand gesture on day one of Kavanaugh’s hearing, Bash made the hand signal again later in the week.
Gaetz and Fox News host Jesse Watters both made light of the situation after the congressman made the gesture himself:
> “Matt, don’t make that hand-gesture, they’re going to freeze-frame it,” Watters joked.
> “I know, right?” Gaetz said. “It just shows you the extent to which people want to focus on the absurd, rather than the substance.”
> Florida’s election season has been marred by alleged racist dog-whistles from people like Trump-loving GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis who warned that his black opponent was going to “monkey up” the state.