Screengrab from https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1037051592619569152
As we grind our way through the first day of the confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, we’ve seen a lot of stuff. Some of it harmless:
— The Hill (@thehill) September 4, 2018
Far-left activist Linda Sarsour and others arrested at Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing after causing a major disruption. pic.twitter.com/XKWVMRtoWa
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 4, 2018
Tensions were, however, high enough that Judge Kavanaugh’s children had to be escorted from the hearing room by security personnel.
Then there came this:
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.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 4, 2018
Guttenberg is part of the Parkland clique that has been pushing a gun control agenda for the past six months.
There are any number of reasons why Kavanaugh would not have shaken his hand. I wouldn’t have expected him to shake Wayne LaPierre’s hand, either. As it turned out, thanks to the miracle of video, we don’t have to speculate.
At 0:11, you see Kavanaugh begin to stand and Guttenberg enters the frame from the right with left hand extended. Kavanaugh continues to walk away to the left and by 0:15 he begins to turn as Guttenberg closes in on him. At this point, security realizes something is amiss and a security officer enters the frame from the right. At 0:21 Guttenberg leans in to try to shake Kavanaugh’s hand as security comes abreast of him. At no point does Kavanaugh offer to shake hands. He keeps both on the front of his jacket. Then he exits the room.
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
Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland victim, Jaime, tries to shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh: "My daughter was murdered at Parkland."
White House says an "unidentified individual approached" Kavanaugh, but "before the judge was able to shake his hand, security had intervened." pic.twitter.com/IerpDMOW0h
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 4, 2018
And here is the monstrously stupid Tommy Christopher trying to make more of it:
— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@tommyxtopher) September 4, 2018
Somehow, it seems like the left actually expected Kavanaugh to beg forgiveness of Guttenberg and burn his NRA lifetime membership card (just joking, I don’t know that Kavanaugh is actually an NRA member) in a symbolic act of penance, perhaps before burning the Constitution, too.
Guttenberg’s claim is just as rife with dishonesty as the claims of the rest of the Kavanaugh opponents:
As Sen. @ChuckGrassley pointed out, more documents have been provided for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings than for Justice Gorsuch, Kagan, Sotomayor, Alito, or Roberts!https://t.co/z6IswpYjyS pic.twitter.com/qcCh0L3sLz
— Americans for Prosperity (@AFPhq) September 4, 2018
— Shawn McKenzie 🇺🇸 (@SMcK17) September 4, 2018
If you think Kavanaugh was under some social obligation to shake hands with a political activist who is trying to defeat his nomination, then you are offended. If you see a political activist engaging in political theater then lying about it to make a partisan point, you saw the same video I did.
Weird, you mean that viral photo journalists are passing around to prove he’s a heartless incubus misrepresents the actual situation? I’m shocked. I need to sit down. Someone alert Chuck Todd for me. https://t.co/yTolUvA4yQ
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 4, 2018
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