Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee turned his back on the father of a Florida school massacre victim as he tried to shake his hand.
The scene unfolded as Judge Brett Kavanaugh stood up for the recess of his Senate confirmation hearing.
Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, walked toward Kavanaugh as he stood up from his seat.
Kavanaugh stopped, turned, looked at Guttenberg and, instead of reaching for his outstretched hand, walked away.
Guttenberg, now a gun control activist, later tweeted Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended.
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.
Jaime Guttenberg was killed on February 14 this year, when a gunman opened fire, killing 17 people, in the second-deadliest shooting ever at a US public school.
Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing opened in chaos and was marked by dozens of shouting protesters who were removed one by one by security personnel.
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