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/JIbTnQjpyE
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) September 4, 2018
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.
More context for the Zina Bash incident during the Kavanaugh Hearing-she is sitting normally, then checks her phone to read something (some are saying a text but we have no confirmation), then she holds the pose at issue for over 30 seconds with a slight smirk. You be the judge. pic.twitter.com/CTmNLTXGHp
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 5, 2018
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.