Fred Guttenberg is the father of Jaime Guttenberg, a high school student was murdered during the Parkland High School shootings in February. Since his daughter’s death, Guttenberg has become a gun safety advocate, and today he attempted to introduce himself to Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate confirmation hearings. Per his account, Kavanaugh snubbed him:
Guttenberg's version is backed up by photo evidence from the AP:
And a video clip from C-SPAN:
The withering look on Kavanaugh's face says it all. Of course, that didn't stop White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah from trying to spin it:
The irony here is that Shah was already in the news this morning following the release of information about Bob Woodward's new Trump book. After the book was on the way to publication, Woodward and Trump spoke, and Trump made Shah sound like a distant underling who didn't have true access to the president—and also managed to lay the blame on him for not conveying the message that Woodward had requested an interview with Trump.
His spin is ridiculous, of course, and in this clip you can hear Guttenberg mention his daughter's death and Parkland, at which point Kavanaugh purposefully leaves:
The entire confirmation has been a complete fiasco since the beginning, and this only contributes to the prevailing sense that Trump has nominated a corrupt judge who is being confirmed by a corrupt party in corrupt proceedings.