Fred Guttenberg became a high-profile anti-gun activist after his daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida murders.
The media seized on his recent activism during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
But another father of one of the victims just called Guttenberg out with this tweet.
During a break in the Kavanaugh hearings, Guttenberg quickly approached Judge Kavanaugh allegedly to shake his hand.
The morning session of the hearing had already resulted in more than a dozen arrests after countless interruptions by Code Pink and other demonstrators.
Security quickly intervened between the two men and Kavanaugh walked away.
Guttenberg tweeted that it was because “he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence.”
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
But Guttenberg’s action didn’t appear to be a spontaneous “introduction” to Judge Kavanaugh.
The day before, Guttenberg tweeted that he planned to “play a role in ensuring that [Judge Kavanaugh] does not become the next Supreme Court Justice.”
I will be at Kavanaugh hearings and I hope to play a role in ensuring that this man does not become the next Supreme Court Justice. https://t.co/6oC7OPlyB8
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 3, 2018
Guttenberg later told the Sun-Sentinel that he was invited to attend the hearing by Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein.
This staged attempt to portray Kavanaugh as cold and uncaring was all too much for Andrew Pollack, father of another Parkland victim, to handle.
Without naming names, he slammed Guttenberg’s advocacy as “weaponizing Parkland to advance a dangerous political agenda!”
Judge Kavanaugh was not responsible for the Parkland school shooting that killed my daughter. @RobertwRuncie, FBI, and Sheriff Israel are.
Judge Kavanaugh is a decent man and should be confirmed.
Stop weaponizing Parkland to advance a dangerous political agenda!
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) September 4, 2018
What are your thoughts?
Should Guttenberg be ashamed of “weaponizing Parkland” to advance his anti-gun agenda?
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