Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee is going as well as can be expected. Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could incite a Roe v. Wade repeal, throw away the concept of gun control, and prompt a regression of protections for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
So, it’s no surprise that everyone was up in arms during the hearing. It was interrupted several times by protesters, including Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour and Bronx rapper Mysonne, who was removed while yelling “He’s a threat to democracy!”
Women also decided to protest by sporting outfits inspired by Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and its Hulu series.
And one of the most telling points of the hearing is when Kavanaugh snubbed the father of a Parkland victim who tried to shake his hand. You can witness the moment clearly in the video blow.
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the mass shooting in Florida back in February, tweeted about the incident. “He pulled his hand back, turned his back to me and walked away,” he wrote. “I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence.”
Parkland survivor David Hogg also spoke out about Kavanaugh’s reaction. “The NRA has spent millions of dollars to appoint Kavanaugh,” he tweeted. “It’s going to take 1000s of phone calls to stop this man.”
The NRA is a big supporter of Trump’s nominee, since he’s ruled favorably away from gun control measures in the past. His appointment to the Supreme Court could derail any sort of future gun reform that attempts to decrease gun violence and prevent mass shootings like the one that took place in Parkland.