We weren’t even familiar with the hateful symbol’: US Attorney John Bash defends his Mexican-Jewish wife after liberals accuse her of flashing the white power signal at Kavanaugh’s hearing
By Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
02:26 05 Sep 2018, updated 05:04 05 Sep 2018
• US attorney John Bash laid the hammer down on liberals Tuesday after they accused his wife of making an alt-right hand gesture
• Mexican-Jewish Zina Bash was accused of signaling it during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing
• Her husband slammed the claims and said he nor his wife knew the meaning
• Zina was born in Mexico and her grandparents were survivors of the Holocaust
• Trump’s former associate counsel also called the claims ‘idiotic and sickening’
• He said his family does not take part in hate groups that ‘terrorize and demean’
• John’s wife, a former law clerk for Kavanaugh, has not remarked on the matter
John Bash laid the hammer down on eagle-eyed liberals Tuesday after they accused his wife of making a white supremacist hand gesture during the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The US attorney said on social media neither he nor his Mexican-Jewish wife, Zina Bash, had a clue as to what the hateful signal stood for until she was suddenly chastised on Twitter for allegedly making it.
Zina, who formerly served as a law clerk for Kavanaugh, sat directly behind him at the court hearing with her arms crossed. Her right hand was seemingly positioned in an ‘OK’ sign – which is commonly associated with members of the alt-right.
Her furious husband later slammed the claims and said they are ‘idiotic and sickening,’ and added he hopes ‘people will clearly condemn’ them.
Brett Kavanaugh’s former law clerk, Zina Bash, is pictured behind the Supreme Court nominee Tuesday at his hearing. She is accused of making an alt-right hand gesture above
Zina’s right hand is seemingly positioned in an ‘OK’ sign, which some claim is on purpose. Her husband called the claims against his Mexican-Jewish wife ‘idiotic and sickening’
The US attorney said neither he nor Zina had a clue as to what the hateful signal stood for until she was chastised for it on Twitter
He wrote in a Twitter statement: ‘The attacks today on my wife are repulsive. Everyone tweeting this vicious conspiracy theory should be ashamed of themselves.
‘We weren’t even familiar with the hateful symbol being attributed to her for the random way she rested her hand during a long hearing.
‘Zina is Mexican on her mother’s side and Jewish on her father’s side. She was born in Mexico. Her grandparents were Holocaust survivors.’
Cato Institute fellow, Ilya Shapiro, also chimed in: ‘My friend Zina Bash, whose father is Polish-American Jew (whose parents escaped the Holocaust) and mother immigrated from Mexico, is not a white supremacist.’