White House Defends Kavanaugh Against Claim That He Snubbed Parkland Shooting Victim's Father at Hearing

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Posted: Sep 04, 2018 4:50 PM
White House Defends Kavanaugh Against Claim That He Snubbed Parkland Shooting Victim's Father at Hearing

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.

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.

Democrats have reportedly begun to fundraise off of the moment.