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Look: Father of Murdered Parkland Shooting Student Just Tried to Shake Kavanaugh’s Hand. Kavanaugh Refused.

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Fred Guttenberg says Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh just refused to even shake his hand. That claim was supported by an Associated Press journalist (below). Guttenberg’s daughter Jaime was murdered on February 14 during the massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. 17 students and staff were shot to death, another 17 were wounded.

“Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended,” Guttenberg said via his verified Twitter account just after 1 PM Tuesday. “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,” Guttenberg, who was in the gallery as a guest of Senator Dianne Feinstein, surmised.

AP photojournalist Andrew Harnik captured the moment:

Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee began Tuesday morning. Democrats have opposed the rush to begin the hearings given the more than one hundred thousand documents that have been blocked from their review.

UPDATE: NEW VIDEO – 
WHITE HOUSE BLAMES KAVANAUGH’S REFUSAL TO SHAKE HAND OF PARKLAND VICTIM’S FATHER ON ‘SECURITY’ – NOT WHAT VIDEO SHOWS

Here’s video (challenging to hear) posted by Shareblue’s Tommy Christopher:

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, who was the first to interject seconds into the start of Kavanaugh’s hearing earlier this morning, retweeted Guttenberg’s post. She added this comment:

Parkland victim turned activist David Hogg:

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell:

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White House Blames Kavanaugh’s Refusal to Shake Hand of Parkland Victim’s Father on ‘Security’ – Not What Video Shows

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White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah is offering what appear to be “alternative facts” in an attempt to rebut the accusation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh this afternoon refused to shake the hand of the father of a school mass shooting victim.

For nearly two months Shah has been on the White House’s team working to get Judge Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. So it’s not surprising he quickly intercepted a tweet from Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, a student who was murdered on Valentine’s Day in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.

Guttenberg tweeted that he introduced himself to Kavanaugh just after the morning session of the Judiciary Committee’s hearing Tuesday concluded for lunch. And, he says, Kavanaugh refused to shake his hand, turned, and walked away.

Shah says that’s not what happened. And he blames “security” for stopping an “unidentified person” from getting to Kavanaugh.

The only problem is photographic and video evidence appear to prove Shah incorrect.

Here’s an AP photographer’s photo of that moment:

But the most damning piece of evidence is this video, posted by NBC News. The clip repeats, in slow motion the second time. Watching it several times makes it seem clear Kavanaugh intentionally refused to interact with Guttenberg.

But even worse, perhaps, is the look on Kavanaugh’s face: stone cold.

Watch:

 

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