On Thursday, Donald Trump's appointee for the head of the Department of the Interior, David Bernhardt was the subject of a public confirmation hearing but there was an unexpected guest in attendance.
As he was testifying in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee an activist from the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace who was seated behind Bernhardt donned a very scary mask.
Look in the background during Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt's opening statement.
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This wasn't just any old mask. It was a replica of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, a classic monster from the eponymously titled 1954 horror movie.
Apart from being an apt comment on the state of the environment, this was also a criticism of Bernhardt, who has previously worked as an oil and mining lobbyist, which has understandably drawn the anger of conversation groups has Bernhardt is now likely to be in charge of all federal land and natural resources in the near future.
As you can guess, this amazing, short and simple protest has caught the attention of the internet and people can't get enough of it.
hang around until about the 14-second mark. trust me. https://t.co/qYU0FdhMiD