Parkland Dad Escorted Out for Disrupting SOTU Speaks Out, Calls Trump’s Speech “Hate Filled”

Parkland Dad Fred Guttenberg is speaking out after being removed from the State of the Union chamber last night for disrupting President Trump’s speech.


Guttenberg, an ally of Democrats and gun control advocate, issued a statement on Twitter.

(1,2) Tonight was a rough night. I disrupted the State Of The Union and was detained because I let my emotions get the best of me.

I simply want to be able to deal with the reality of gun violence and not have to listen to the lies about the 2A as happened tonight.

(2,2) That said, I should not have yelled out. I am thankful for the overwhelming support that I am receiving.

However, I do owe my family and friends an apology. I have tried to conduct myself with dignity throughout this process and I will do better as I pursue gun safety.

Guttenberg also defended Nancy Pelosi for tearing up President Trump’s speech, which he called “hate filled.”

California governor Gavin Newsom embraced Guttenberg, tweeting:

Grateful to call you an ally. You stood by CA when we fought for the toughest gun safety laws in the nation—and won.

We simply should not have to live in fear of going to a movie, a concert or sending our kids to school.

Thank you for your advocacy. I know Jaime would be proud.

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