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!”

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“Blaming President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates 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 FeinsteinGOP senator blocks vote on House-passed Violence Against Women Act Congress feels heat to act on youth vaping GOP senator wants Violence Against Women Act passage by year end 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.