- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Andrew Pollack, the father of a student killed in the Parkland school mass shooting, tore into Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a series of tweets Wednesday, accusing the Democrat of pushing a “radical” anti-gun agenda during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Senator Feinstein, Please stop weaponizing the death of my daughter to push your radical agenda. Sincerely, Andrew Pollack #FixIt,” tweeted Mr. Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter, Meadow, was killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“A percentage of every dollar raised by a whacky politician using ‘Parkland’ as a fundraising tool, should go to the families of the victims,” he wrote in another tweet. “Stop using our heartbreak to raise money and push a dangerous agenda! It’s disgusting & pathetic. No wonder the country hates you people.”

Mr. Pollack’s tweets come amid an onslaught of criticism directed toward Judge Kavanaugh after a video showed him appearing to reject a handshake from Fred Guttenberg, another father of one of the 17 Parkland victims, during a break in Tuesday’s hearing. Critics immediately slammed the judge for snubbing Mr. Guttenberg, but a second video showed Mr. Guttenberg quickly approaching Judge Kavanaugh from behind with an extended hand before security ushered him away.

Mr. Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the February shooting, claimed that the judge pulled away because “he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence.”

Mr. Pollack, who has repeatedly claimed that school shootings are a safety issue and not a gun issue, slammed Mr. Guttenberg for using the tragedy as a political tool.

Mr. Guttenberg was invited to the contentious Capitol Hill hearings on Tuesday by Ms. Feinstein, who questioned Judge Kavanaugh’s stance on so-called “assault weapons” and argued that semi-automatic rifles “are not in common use.”


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