WATCH: SCOTUS Nominee Stuns Audience When He Shuns And Turns His Back On Father Of Parkland Victim

The father of a Parkland school shooting victim said he was shunned and ignored by Brett Kavanaugh following a Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday morning.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said he tried to introduce himself to President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the high court vacancy.

Guttenberg recounted his experience on Twitter, saying, “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.”

Video of the encounter shows Kavanaugh looking Guttenberg right in the face before turning and walking away without a word.

White House spokesman Raj Shah pushed back on Guttenberg’s claims, describing the interaction as “an unidentified individual” approaching Kavanaugh.

“As Judge Kavanaugh left for his lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him,” Shah wrote in a tweet responding to Guttenberg. “Before the judge was able to shake his hand, security had intervened.”

Guttenberg has been a vocal advocate for gun control since the shooting, and has called out a number of Republican lawmakers for their record on guns.


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