Following the e-mail scandal that caused Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee, our very own Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who serves as secretary of the DNC, was asked to gavel the start of the party convention.
Nevertheless, this was a big moment on the national stage for the mayor. And yesterday, Rawlings-Blake walked on the stage and called the Democratic National Convention to order. Huzzah! There was only one problem: She forgot to bang the gavel. So she came back out, gave a wide-eyed look and held the gavel aloft as if to say, "Oh yeah, this thing," and banged in on the lectern.
With Twitter being the Internet's wailing wall for instant reactions, memes, and hot takes on the news of the day, this moment soon became a .gif, to the delight of just about everyone.
Here are some of the best tweets about it
that SRB gavel gif will be the lasting image from this convention— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 25, 2016
That feel when you forget to bang the gavel pic.twitter.com/pEqtNgAIjZ— Eric Rees (@EricRees) July 26, 2016
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