While Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking habits have been the topic of national conversation, another parent’s words for him are particularly sobering.
The eyes of all Americans were on an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified regarding the sexual assault allegations against him. Emotions were high and tempers were flaring, especially from Kavanaugh’s statements, in which he frequently claimed his life had been ruined and that the last two weeks for him had been “hell and then some.”
Now, Fred Guttenberg–whose daughter Jaime was murdered in the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year–is reminding Kavanaugh just what hell is.
Justice Kavanaugh your life and family are not ruined. Try having a child murdered by a weapon that you refer to as "common use." You will get through this and hug both of your children tonight.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 27, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh, I listened to you talk of your life being ruined. It is not. I listened to you turn yourself into a victim. You are not. What today showed is that you clearly are a partisan and do not have the temperament for the court. Even worse, you are just a bad person.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 28, 2018
After Kavanaugh’s exasperating testimony, in which he berated Senators and attacked the “frenzy on the left,” Twitter users thought Guttenberg’s analysis was spot on.
I have so much respect for you @fred_guttenberg. What you said here is absolutely correct. I’m so very sorry for your loss and I wish you and your family all the best. We must keep on fighting and be prepared to vote blue on November 6th. 🌊🌊🌊
— PLS578 (@Hope99455) September 28, 2018
This is everything Fred. Thinking of you and your family. I will keep fighting in your daughter’s honor.
— Cara Jacob (@CaraJacob7) September 27, 2018
Guttenberg’s Twitter bio states:
My daughter is Jaime Guttenberg. She was murdered in Parkland Florida on February 14, 2018. I will dedicate the rest of my life to the cause of gun safety.
Guttenberg and Kavanaugh made headlines together on the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings earlier this month when Guttenberg introduced himself and told Kavanaugh of his daughter’s murder right before a break. Kavanaugh appeared to refuse his handshake and later in the hearings, defended the ownership of assault weapons because “they’re widely possessed in the United States.”
Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) on guns: "Common use is an activity. It's not common storage or possession. It's use. So what you said was that [assault] weapons are commonly used. They're not."
Kavanaugh: "They're widely possessed in the United States, Senator." https://t.co/irsDUUh69l pic.twitter.com/X1dWO7hcMc
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 5, 2018
Guttenberg isn’t the only one affected by the Stoneman Douglas shooting to speak out against Kavanaugh’s confirmation.