WATCH: Did Kavanaugh Snub Parkland Father Fred Guttenberg at Confirmation Hearing?


As the morning session of Brett Kavanaugh‘s tumultuous Senate confirmation hearing concluded, there was a moment where the aspiring Supreme Court justice may or may not have ignored the father of a student who died this year in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

With the hearing having just been sent to recess, Fred Guttenberg — father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg who was killed in the shooting — approached Kavanaugh and tried to introduce himself. Video and photographs from the senate suggest that Kavanaugh was aware of Guttenberg and looked him in the eye, but walked away without saying anything.

Guttenberg got on Twitter afterwards and expressed his thoughts about the encounter:

Shortly afterwards, Guttenberg got a response from White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, who offered this explanation, and subsequently shared a video from a different angle:

Guttenberg is disputing Shah on this.

NBC News showed another angle of the confrontation:

So what do you think? Was it deliberate on Kavanaugh’s part? Was he escorted out by security? Or did he just not register Guttenberg’s presence before walking? Tell us what you think.

Watch above, via C-SPAN.

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