Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh turning his back on parent of student killed in Parkland school shooting.

By |2018-09-06T04:47:50+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments


You can clearly see from the video that Kavanaugh simply turned his back and walked away. There was no security intervening at that time.

The Daily Beast has this statement from the father Fred Guttenberg:

“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.”

As for the suggestion that security kept them apart: 

“Incorrect. I was here all day and introduced by Senator Feinstein. No security involved. He turned and walked away.”

I don’t know about all of you but I kind of like my Supreme Court Justices to have a little compassion. 

As odd as this incident was almost overshadowed by the activities of a young woman seated behind Kavanaugh. 

I’m not going to lie when I first saw pictures of this Zina Bash person making that white supremacist hand sign, I kind of thought people were seeing what they wanted to see and making a mountain out of a molehill. 

But when I saw that tweet up above I had to admit that it certainly did seem purposeful. 

All in all, that was a crazy hearing yesterday. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anon September 5, 2018 at 8:41 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/05/gop-senator-calls-women-hysterical-for-opposing-kavanaugh.html

    ““So the fact that the hysteria has nothing to do with you means that we should ask, what’s the hysteria coming from? The hysteria around Supreme Court confirmation hearings is coming from the fact that we have a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the Supreme Court in American life now.”

    ““Hysteria” is usually one of those dog whistle terms that sexist men use to demean and devalue women and their contributions. According to a Daily Kos article:

    “We all know who gets hysterical, huh? Those ridiculous, screaming women. Like Republicans SUSAN Collins and LISA Murkowski, maybe? The “pro-choice” women of the Republican conference who say they want to hear Kavanaugh tell them Roe is “settled law”? “

    18-19TH “during this time that hysteria starts to be thought of as less of a physical ailment and more of a psychological one” “femininity is a natural and essential desire for women, ‘Femininity is for both authors an essential nature, with defined functions, and the disease is explained by the non-fulfillment of natural desire.’ It is during this era of industrial revolution and the major development of cities and modern life, that this natural tendency is thought to be disrupted causing lethargy or melancholy leading to hysteria. This melancholy or lethargy is retrospectively thought to have been caused and aggravated by the restrictive views on female sexuality at the time, which held masturbation as something unhealthy and unchaste. This led to a surge in female patients for medical practitioners who were looking for the massage cure to their hysteria.”
    ” Hysteria was often used as a political tOOl in the media to impede these women’s rights movements and invalidate their arguments and desire for equal rights.”
    “The most vehement negative statements associating feminism with hysteria came during the militant suffrage campaign.
    “One does not need to be against womens suffrage,” the London Times editorialized in 1908, “to see that some of the more violent partisans of that cause are suffering from hysteria. We use the word not with any scientific precision, but because it is the name most commonly given to a kind of enthusiasm that has degenerated into habitual nervous excitement.”’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteria

  2. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Geez. What a heartless douchbag. We want our leaders to have compassion and this guy’s bland face actually morphs into a hardcore asshole when the father just wants acknowledgement. I’ve actually had that done to me by a politician whom I had had no idea was far right with the evangelism and all. Never again, will I approach one of these bonified assholes.

  3. 14/88 September 5, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Wp

  4. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Trump and company are trying to fast track Kavanaugh to save Trump from any legal future problems. Plus the conservatives get to tell women what to do with their bodies. Let’s hope that Kavanaugh goes away.

  5. puck September 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    what a look on kavanaugh’s face! how dare you talk to me, little person!!!!

  6. Anonymous September 5, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    What is the deal with the woman sitting behind him supposidly give the white supremacist sign?

  7. Beaglemom September 6, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Well, ii’s clear that Kavanaugh turned away before the security guy stepped between the two men. Kavanaugh certainly doesn’t come across as a nice person but I don’t think that the Parkland victim’s father should have approached him anyway. The timing and optics were bad.

  8. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/georgia-man-threatened-shoot-his-child-school-deputies-say/uGbt9QcXpXoJR94nU5LqDP/

    ‘“Investigators believe Bruce then called his estranged wife and told her he was coming to shoot up the school,” Sheriff Gerald Couch said. “The woman quickly notified school officials, who contacted law enforcement.”’

    “He was booked into the Hall County Jail. No bond has been set. He has been charged with felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor disruption of a public school.”

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