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.
Some nutcase stranger appears out of nowhere, in a place where he should not be, and extends his LEFT hand to you, while holding his right hand BEHIND his back! Anyone in Kavanaugh’s shoes would step away
It was a setup.
It was a setup.
Surely, no one here expects truth from the lefturds???
Of course, they put their spin on it. They did the edit, and they did the commentary and follow-on.
And, of course, they were wrong. Again. Still.
But, they’ll never let truth get in the way of a good snub.
Who cropped out the Security Guards pulling the judge away? This picture has been doctored.
Who f$*king cares!!
This guy had vowed to stop him from being confirmed. Trying to create something the media could run with nonstop...always trying to set up a narrative...I wouldn’t want to be within 100 feet of these insane idiots.
I thought that was McKinley at the receiving line in Buffalo for some sort of exposition.
Or he could have been a KKK supporter there to set up Kavanaugh for a media frenzy.
This photo looks like a fake .
Security was there .
Kavanaugh played it right.
Parkland was caused by the adoption Obama inspired PROMISE program by that school district. It was an entirely preventable, liberal caused incident. If LE had dealt with the shooter as they should have, he would never have been allowed to buy firearms in the first place. To hades with these whining Parkland biotches. I am sick of them and their demands of special consideration. They need to direct their anger at the people who caused their tragedy which would be their elected local liberal idiots, not some judge in DC.
Your link goes to the image, not the article.
It was staged.
Just like the treasoncrats with their faux outrage.
Isn’t it amazing how the media hacks are all there with cameras at the ready as if they somehow knew what was going to happen?
This tells me that gutterboi was indeed a plant, and the media was made aware of it before hand.
And the guy is probably still a fan of the F’n BI that could have stopped it but didn’t have the inclination....
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