As Rep Adam Schiff banged the gavel to end the testimony of Ambassador Yovanovitch, the entire room burst out into unexpected and deafening applause for her, stunning Republicans, who were complaining to the end.
November 15, 2019

Ambassador Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch had an absolutely monumental day of testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee. As it wrapped up, a Republican member attempted to get Chairman Schiff's attention, screaming that he had something to say. Undeterred, Schiff gaveled the hearing to an end...and something immensely powerful and overwhelming happened that stunned everyone watching - both in the room and on social media.

The entire room burst out into raucous applause.

Republicans looked shocked, some frozen in place staring out at the gallery, slackjawed.

Twitter responded as well:

Not everyone was happy to hear the sound of democracy.

Poor Mark was *triggered*.

This scene will absolutely make into every single movie that is made about the Impeachment of Donald Trump. It was a MOMENT and it not only made my eye well up with tears of joy, it made me feel proud to be an American.

Thank you, Ms. Yovanovitch.

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