Amid controversies involving the OK sign, which has been linked by some to white nationalist and white supremacist movements, conservatives on social media have resurfaced photos of Rep. Adam Schiff performing the gesture.
Schiff flashed the symbol while arguing for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Dec. 18.
The House Intelligence Committee Chairman is seen in a video making the OK gesture while chastising Republicans for pushing back against impeaching Trump.
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“They don’t want to defend that conduct,” Schiff said. “So instead they say, ‘oh Democrats really want to impeach the president,’ or ‘Democrats don’t like the president.’”
“But what they can’t say is that this president’s conduct was ethical.”
Users on Twitter wondered why Schiff’s OK sign hadn’t garnered anywhere near the amount of attention the media devoted to the same gesture made by military students during a football game in mid-December.
Grabien Media founder Tom Elliot uploaded a super-cut to Twitter last week showing media pundits, experts and cable news hosts hyperventilating over the alleged “white power” symbols thrown up by West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen at an Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.
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