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Brett Kavanaugh: I have not lived in a bubble
Given the opportunity, the father of the Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said that while he bases his decisions on the law, he does so with an awareness of the ‘real-world consequences.’
Sen. Lindsey Graham offered to Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh, the opportunity directly to address guests at its hearings, including the father of a wonderful sacrifice, one day after he came under fire for supposedly “snubbing” the man, the handshake, a step that the White house claims was a misunderstanding.
Video distributed Tuesday Kavanaugh rose from his chair, after the Senate judiciary Committee called a break. During this time, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was killed during the February massacre of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, approached Kavanaugh and held out his hand. Kavanaugh did not respond to what some claimed, that it was intended.
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, clears the incident on Tuesday, said that the safety in the breach, to prevent the interaction. He added that they were not aware of Guttenberg, the identity of the time, although the Park landscape dad claims otherwise.
As judge Kavanaugh left for the lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him. Before the judge was able to shake his hand, security had intervened. https://t.co/ylOhtA1s6G
— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) 4. September 2018
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“As judge Kavanaugh left for the lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him. Before the judge was able to shake his hand, the security had interfered,” Shah wrote on Twitter, later posting a video that is displayed, another angle of the Washington, DC meeting hall.
“New video of a listening space, that clearly shows the security stepped in when judge #Kavanaugh was raised,” he added, posting a video, an almost 30-second clip.
NEW VIDEO of a listening space, that clearly shows the security stepped in when judge #Kavanaugh was raised. pic.twitter.com/ZGRRCcWroW
— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) 4. September 2018
Guttenberg responded to the tweet, which he called “wrong”.
“I was here all day, and introduced by Senator Feinstein. No security involved. He turned and walked away,” he replied.
Wrong. I was here all day, and introduced by Senator Feinstein. No security involved. He turned and walked away.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) 4. September 2018
Asked during his allotted time to question Graham, R-S. C., Kavanaugh, if he wants to, talk to people in the audience who may have concerns about his nomination for the nation’s highest court.
“I want to give you a chance to say some things to the people who have participated, this hearing … what do you want to tell them, if anything, about her work as a Supreme court justice?” Graham asked.
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“I understand the real world impact of our decisions. In my job as a judge for the last 12 years, I went out of the way, in my opinion and in the oral arguments … to be clear, everyone in front of me, I understand the situation, the circumstances, the facts,” Kavanaugh responded.
Kavanaugh added, he wanted to reassure all, it supports all of his decisions on the right — keep in mind that there are consequences in the real world.
“I have not lived in a bubble,” he continued. “I understand how passionate people feel about certain topics, and I understand how people are personally affected by issues. And I understand the difficulties that people in America have.”
Graham listened quietly as Kavanaugh about his charity work and how his faith has influenced him personally. Kavanaugh praised then a teacher, and to change a coach for life, adding that he also hopes to have a positive impact as a judge.
“I judge on the basis of the law,” he repeated.
Graham finally interrupted, “Is it fair to say that the job is as a judge so much to stand in the shoes of someone who is sympathetic, but stand in the shoes of the law?”
“You’re following in the footsteps of the law, but with awareness of the impact of their decisions and that is the critical difference. You may not be aware of, if you are writing an opinion — how to influence people?” Kavanaugh replied.
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