Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the tragic Parkland shooting, claimed on Tuesday that he tried to shake Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hand at the Senate confirmation hearing and that Kavanaugh blew him off.
That is not what happened.
Guttenberg tweeted on Monday: “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.”
The confirmation hearing was rowdy as dozens of activists were arrested for screaming and yelling in their attempts to disrupt and delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended,” Guttenberg tweeted at the confirmation hearing. “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.”
However, shortly after Guttenberg tried to portray Kavanaugh as a heartless person who blew off the father of a shooting victim, video of the incident emerged.
“As Judge Kavanaugh left for his lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah wrote on Twitter. “Before the Judge was able to shake his hand, security had intervened.”
Multiple angles of the incident were caught on camera, all of which show that security immediately intervened and moved Kavanaugh out of the room.