The media has repeated allegations that Justice Kavanaugh snubbed a Parkland shooting victim’s father during Monday’s confirmation hearing. The only problem is, it isn’t true.
The video clearly shows security personnel ushering the judge away, and preventing him from shaking the man’s hand.
Daily Caller reports:
At first glance, it does admittedly look as though Kavanaugh turns his back on Fred Guttenberg, who extends his hand to the judge and reportedly says, “My daughter was murdered in Parkland.”
But upon further observation, when Kavanaugh turns back to see who is approaching him, a member of his security detail intervenes to move him along, thus not allowing any physical or verbal interaction with the gentleman.
While it does seem cold and harsh to not allow the judge to greet a man who carries such grief, the security guard appears to have moved Kavanaugh along.
It’s also important to note that with all the mayhem and protestors that made their way into the day-long hearing, Kavanaugh’s skepticism of being approached by someone he doesn’t know would be understandable.
Watch the clip below:
“My daughter was murdered in Parkland.”
Video shows Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland shooting victim Jamie Guttenberg, attempting to speak with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in today’s confirmation hearing. https://t.co/g944k9nDGc pic.twitter.com/1XNA5lnztt
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