Coast Guard responds to video showing alleged white power gesture during Florence update

The United States Coast Guard has removed the man seen during an MSNBC live shot flashing what appears to be the now infamous white power-OK sign with his hand:

We are aware of the offensive video on twitter – the Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard.

— U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) September 15, 2018

Watch here (the guy over the speaker’s right shoulder):

US Coast Guard on hand gesture seen used by a support staff member (bottom left) during an interview on @MSNBC this afternoon:

“The Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard.” pic.twitter.com/jjwZmCFFBI

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 15, 2018

And zoomed in:

Did you all see this guy flash White Power on TV? OUR OWN COAST GUARD!!! This needs to be investigated and this man needs to be ousted/removed/discharged!

cc:@SykesCharlie @JoyAnnReid @SRuhle @HallieJackson @NicolleDWallace @chucktodd pic.twitter.com/avuwUk9Ztc

— Jann Gobble (@jgobble) September 14, 2018

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