Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing is underway, but it is Zina Bash who is stealing the show. During the confirmation hearing, it took little time for people to notice that Bash was making faces and reacting to the senators’ questioning of Kavanaugh. She was called out for being unprofessional, being seen rolling her eyes and even mocking senators at times.
Bash is a lawyer who is part of the Kavanaugh confirmation team.
“Does Zina Bash realize she will forever be remembered as the woman behind #BrettKavanaugh mocking senators,” one Twitter user wrote, “mouthing words like ‘stupid’ and making disgusting faces that are seriously disrespectful?”
Does Zina Bash realize she will forever be remembered as the woman behind #BrettKavanaugh mocking senators, mouthing words like "stupid" and making disgusting faces that are seriously disrespectful? #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/yo58J7YNEr
— Tom from Jersey (@TomFromJersey) September 4, 2018
Bash, who was named to The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful list in 2017, is married to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash III. She is listed as a “law clerk this month for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh,” according to Heavy.com. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico.
Bash earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a law degree from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and to Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Bash was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and grew up in McAllen. Her husband, John, currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, the top prosecutor of federal crimes in the region that includes Austin.
John Bash (right) is sworn in April 12, 2018 at the Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas as President Trump's appointee as the new U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas by Brett M. Kavanaugh (left) as Bash's wife Zina Bash (center) looks on. pic.twitter.com/m45BOOc4FF
— Dusty Lain (@dusty_lain) September 4, 2018
Along with her job on Kavanaugh’s confirmation team, Bash has a job in the White House as “Special Assistant to the President for regulatory reform, legal and immigration policy.” Despite her status and lengthy career in Washington, she has remained relatively unknown — at least to the Twitter world — and her actions during the hearing were not playing well to those watching at home.
Watching the hearing &people are getting THROWN OUT every few minutes…EVERY time they kick one out, another speaks up. God bless those people! This is shocking. Not sure who the woman behind kavanaugh is but I have a desire to punch her face.Hard. #StopKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/gn9UWCWHx6
— 🍃🏵️🌿Poison Ivy🌿🏵️🍃 (@LoveLincoln1900) September 4, 2018
Bash previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
The Domestic Policy Council and her husband have a daughter together, Maria Izabella, who goes by Mabel. The 35-year-old Bash, who is bilingual, says she ends her work days singing to her daughter in Spanish and being apart from her is the hardest part of her White House job.
“Though I miss Mabel tremendously during the day, I have felt that — because I’m part of a team working every day to improve the welfare, safety and security of the country she will grow up in — I’m doing this for her,” Bash said, via the Hill.
We will have to see if she continues generating attention throughout the confirmation proceedings.