UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

UPI Pictures of the Year 2018 -- WASHINGTON POLITICS

Parkland father Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter died in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, attempts to shake hands with Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh but is turned away, during the first day of his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination for the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 4, 2018. Judge Kavanaugh was nominated to fill the seat of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy who announced his retirement in June. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI