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Joe Scarborough Blasts Kavanaugh for Sending Security to Harass Parkland Father Fred Guttenberg

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is getting criticised for ignoring the extended hand of Fred Guttenberg, the father of a Parkland shooting victim turned gun reform activist. Joe Scarborough laid into Kavanaugh, before challenging “pro-life” bloggers to “come at me!” in their defense of the nominated judge.

Reasonable people can disagree on whether Kavanaugh may have been caught off guard, and can perhaps explain Kavanaugh’s snub in the context of his being caught off-guard. But even the most generous explanation cannot deny that the horrific optics of the Judge turning his back on Guttenberg’s extended hand. Not a good look.

Guttenberg has become a vocal activist for gun reform after suffering the worst possible experience imaginable: burying his daughter who was fatally shot in the Parkland, Florida school massacre last spring.  Scarborough expressed empathy for Guttenberg before blasting Kavanaugh:

It’s one thing that Congress can’t get the guy to do the ring thing and pass reasonable background checks, where he can’t even get a judge to shake his hand. He’s the one who had to go to his 14-year-old daughter’s funeral and go to the grave site and bury his 14-year-old daughter, and go there instead of going to her school events this year — in what should have been a joyous year, he has to go take flowers to her graveside and Brett Kavanaugh can’t shake the guy’s hand, and then 20 minutes later, he sends his security detail out to harass him.

Scarborough then turned his ire towards Internet commenters and website editors who have defended Kavanaugh, ostensibly because they are “pro-life”:

Yeah, please, please, get on your blog this morning and defend that lack of humanity, because you’re pro-life. Please, come at me. Attack me with your stupid words, because you’re pro-life. Why don’t you just get sucked down into this drain of this inhumane trump world that we live in right now in politics? Why don’t you defend Kavanaugh? Okay? Why don’t you enable him to be hateful to other people? Or perhaps you could say, hey you know what, judge? We support you. You really screwed up yesterday and owe Fred an apology. Are you that much of a human to do it? I doubt it. Because I’ve read your work before.

It’s not clear which blog Scarborough is referencing above, but we will update if and when that information is revealed to us.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.

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