Nunes’s facial expression right before lawmakers took break from Sondland testimony goes viral
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, is making the rounds online for a facial expression he made as lawmakers broke for recess on the fourth day of the public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill.
The moment came on Wednesday shortly after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced that lawmakers could break for recess from hearing the testimony of U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
Moments before the break, Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman had been grilling Sondland about his knowledge of President Trump’s dealings in Ukraine, which are at the center of the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president.
Thousands of Twitter users are seizing on the facial reaction from Nunes after Schiff announced a brief break following Goldman’s line of questioning.
Oh my god. Nunes’ face moments ago. pic.twitter.com/Mku0P491cE
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) November 20, 2019
Holy shit, after Sondland finished his first round of questioning, Devin Nunes and the Republican lawyer sitting next to him look like they’ve seen a ghost pic.twitter.com/IsfTiRnww6
— Arlen Parsa (@arlenparsa) November 20, 2019
The look on Nunes’ face as the Sondland testimony took a five minute break is my double rainbow.
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) November 20, 2019
Someone please do a gif of Nunes’ face when Schiff announces a recess. Thanks
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) November 20, 2019
“The Daily Show” spliced footage of Nunes’s reaction over Daniel Powter’s 2005 hit song, “Bad Day,” tweeting: “Nunes had a bad day.”
Nunes had a bad day pic.twitter.com/PRfzzDlJ6y
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 20, 2019
A few more Twitter users also shared footage that went viral showing the moment with the theme music to “Curb Your Enthusiasm” playing in the background, with one of the clips racking up more than 790,000 views and over 34,000 likes as of Wednesday evening.
I had to do it. The Nunes face and expression demanded it. pic.twitter.com/ypULFzmGWQ
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) November 20, 2019
— Chippah the Rippah (@chipgoines) November 20, 2019
Nunes was the subject of another viral moment during Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony on Tuesday after the officer insisted the GOP lawmaker address him by his military title.