Victim's father: ‘Stop weaponizing Parkland’ in Kavanaugh hearing

Victim's father: ‘Stop weaponizing Parkland’ in Kavanaugh hearing
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Andrew Pollack, whose daughter died in the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and asking people to stop using the tragedy as a political weapon.

“Judge Kavanaugh was not responsible for the Parkland school shooting that killed my daughter,” Pollack tweeted on Tuesday. “Stop weaponizing Parkland to advance a dangerous political agenda!”


“Blaming President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE and Judge Kavanaugh (of all people) for Parkland is completely illogical. They had nothing to do with it,” he added in a tweet later Tuesday night.

“My daughter is dead because the school board, the police, and the FBI all failed to protect her,” he wrote.

Pollack reiterated his call on Wednesday, directing a tweet to Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinTrump administration urges Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program The Hill's Morning Report - More talk on guns; many questions on Epstein's death Juan Williams: We need a backlash against Big Tech MORE (D-Calif.), who questioned Kavanaugh on the second day of his confirmation hearing about his stance on gun control.

Feinstein invited Fred Guttenberg, the father of another Parkland victim, to Kavanaugh's hearing on Tuesday.

Guttenberg, who has become a vocal advocate for gun control, gained national media attention after security ushered Kavanaugh away from him  when he tried to shake the nominee’s hand and speak with him during a break in the chaotic hearing.