Video shows Brett Kavanaugh turning away as a Parkland shooting victim’s father tries to to shake his hand
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was killed in the Parkland high-school shooting in February, attempted to shake Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hand during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday, but was rebuffed.
Video shows Guttenberg extending his hand and attempting to introduce himself.
Kavanaugh turned and walked away.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California invited Guttenberg as a guest, and formally introduced the outspoken gun-control advocate during the hearing.
It’s unclear whether Kavanaugh heard what Guttenberg said or if he understood who he was.
The father of a teenage girl killed in the high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida, accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of turning his back on him and refusing to shake his hand during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Fred Guttenberg became an outspoken gun-control advocate in the wake of his daughter Jamie’s death, and attended Kavanaugh’s hearing as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
“Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended,” Guttenberg tweeted. “Put out my hand to introduce myself as Jaime Guttenberg’s dad. He pulled his hand back, turned his back to me and walked away. I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence.”
Though it’s unclear whether Kavanaugh recognized Guttenberg when he approached, Feinstein had formally introduced Guttenberg as “the father of Jamie, one of 17 killed in the Parkland shooting” during her opening remarks.
Photos and videos of the exchange quickly went viral, showing Guttenberg with his hand extended as Kavanaugh briefly paused, then turned away.
In one video, Guttenberg can faintly be heard telling Kavanaugh that his daughter was “murdered in Parkland.”
Wow, here you can hear @fred_guttenberg telling Kavanaugh that his daughter “was murdered in Parkland,” and Kavanaugh whirls and walks away pic.twitter.com/VdkTij2Vdp
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher)
Source:: Business Insider