Skip to comments.White House Defends Kavanaugh Against Claim That He Snubbed Parkland
Posted on 09/04/2018 3:14:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah responded Tuesday to a tweet from the father of a Parkland shooting victim, Fred Guttenberg, who said that Judge Kavanaugh “turned his back” to him and likely “didn’t want to discuss gun violence.” Guttenberg's attempt to speak with Kavanaugh was also captured in an Associated Press photograph.
Shah explained that security intervened before President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was able to shake Guttenberg’s hand, showing a full video of the incident.
NEW VIDEO of hearing room clearly shows security intervened when Judge #Kavanaugh was approached. pic.twitter.com/ZGRRCcWroW— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) September 4, 2018
Some in the media, gun control groups, and Parkland student activists were upset by the interaction and initial photo, claiming that Kavanaugh was intentionally ignoring Guttenberg.
Most pictures are worth a thousand words...
This picture is worth thousands of lives call your senators now and tell them to not appoint Kavanaugh 202-224-3121
The NRA has spent millions of dollars to appoint Kavanaugh it's going to take 1000s of phone calls to stop this man. pic.twitter.com/R2h65VQs4k— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 4, 2018
Jaime deserves better. #BlockKavanaugh https://t.co/SrUgYyFlxb— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) September 4, 2018
Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in the shooting in Parkland, Fla., left, tries to shake hands with @realDonaldTrump's Supreme Court nom., Brett Kavanaugh, right, during a lunch break. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) @ap pic.twitter.com/smcCGuLT6X— Andrew Harnik (@andyharnik) September 4, 2018
Please let this be
Politics & policy aside, decency must prevail
It was a taxing, chaotic & stressful day.
Let’s hope this was just a mixup.#decencyfirst https://t.co/HPD2AMWG93— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) September 4, 2018
The image that may come to define the first day of the Kavanaugh hearings. https://t.co/gkVyvUMxIu— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 4, 2018
I know "wow" tweets are dumb and cliched but this photo of @fred_guttenberg is....a wow photo https://t.co/MrOmMqluD7— Mark Berman (@markberman) September 4, 2018
Democrats have reportedly begun to fundraise off of the moment.
President Garfield was shot by somebody offering to shake his hand.
What the F is this lame-assed theatrics going to do?
Kavannagh is just going to decide to IGNORE the law and the US Constitution and ban guns for this ghoul making his child’s murder a political movement?
The shear guile and audacity of the anti-Trump-every-minute press, media and democrats is breathtakingly outrageous and totally out-of-line as a way of government.
Perfect setup by the RATs & their cohorts, the media
The look on Kavanaugh face, who the hell is this guy?
Indeed... Fred Guttenberg did point something at Judge Kavanaugh in the video...probably just a finger...
Why is this news?
Why get defensive over this? No rebuttal photo is needed. This hearing is about Constitutional law and the proper role of the Supreme Court, not who was at fault at Parkand; so the Parkland parent-propagandist should have been snubbed.
Surely, somewhere in this country is a person who, as a unborn baby, was aborted, or an abortion was attempted, but lived.
Have the conservative media let him/her into political gatherings and then film him/her trying to shake the hand of an abortion-loving democrat, saying:
“Hi, Senator Schumer/McKaskill/Gillibrand, my mom and her doctor tried to kill me. But I lived. Are you glad I lived, or do you wish that I died?”
It would be as despicable as this stunt!!!
And someone of the same political stripe as the Parkland "survivors"
This is what I stated when this happened :the Demwits having nothing so let’s manufacture something! It’s a nothingburger.
& who paid for him to be there?
He should be talking to Sherriff Lobo Israel & Broward County board..
Dims tip their hand early (again).
This shows that they have nothing on which to oppose Kavanaugh.
You are damn right. This is non-sense, and the Capitol Pol.ice need reamed for letting anyone get to Justice Kavanaugh. ANYONE
He had NO clue who he was..how is that considered a “Snub” the room was FILLED with lunatics screaming at him, of course he would not shake hands with someone he did not know..this nut could have had a gun and shot him..Kavanaugh was right not to shake his hand
Democrats making government a sideshow as usual.
And AOL is also pushing the Dems story.
Three seconds after Guttenberg touches Kavanaugh from behind, security intervenes.
“We know it’s false, but...”) Good ol’ POLITICO.
But MSNBC has them beat in the Fake News hearing coverage...
“Kavanaughs former law clerk Zina Bash is flashing a white power sign behind him during his Senate confirmation hearing.”
...and while tha acrobats departed the clowns rushed into the ring...
Political shakedown and blackmail, alsharpton style
Can the judge identify it?
An obviously manufactured Kodak moment.
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