Hillary Clinton's campaign may have disavowed an endorsement from a man whose son shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando this year, but the candidate herself still has said nothing about the issue, and has avoided doing so all week.
The clearest example of this occurred Tuesday evening when the Democratic presidential candidate ignored a direct question from a reporter during a campaign stop in Miami, Fla.
"Should your campaign have known that Omar Mateen's father was at your rally yesterday?" one reporter asked Clinton loudly and clearly.
The former secretary of state ignored the question entirely, said "thank you very much" to her audience and simply walked away.
Seddique Mateen, the father of nightclub shooter, was seated directly behind Clinton during a rally in Kissimmee on Monday. He was spotted first by a local NBC News affiliate, WPTV.
Mateen's son, Omar, entered the Pulse nightclub on June 12 armed with handguns and an AR-15-style rifle, and proceeded to murder 49 patrons and wound 53 more.
The gunman was killed later in a shootout with law enforcement agents.
WPTV stopped Mateen immediately after the rally Monday and asked him about his presence at the campaign event.
"Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions," he said.
Mateen added, "I was invited by the Democratic Party; I'm a member."
Along with voicing support for the Afghan Taliban, Seddique Mateen has also stirred controversy by posting apparently anti-LGBT comments on social media.
"God will punish those involved in homosexuality … [it's] not an issue that humans should deal with," he said on Facebook after the nightclub shooting.
He eventually walked back these remarks, and said in an interview with CBS News that his now-deceased son did not, "have the right, nobody has the right to harm anything, anybody."
"What a person's lifestyle is, is up to him. It's a free country. Everybody has their own choice to live the way they want to live," he said.
The Clinton campaign initially avoided talking about Mateen's endorsement, and a Clinton campaign source would only say, "The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public. This individual wasn't invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event.
Though the Clinton campaign maintained Tuesday they knew nothing of Mateen's attendance at the rally, the Washington Post pointed out he was likely on the Democrats' radar prior to the campaign event in Kissimmee.
"Mateen made a $250 donation to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which would have placed him on the radar of Democratic groups inviting voters to rallies," the Post reported.
It wasn't until nearly 24 hours later hours later, after WPTV broke the story and after Clinton ignored the reporter's question in Miami, that a spokesman for the Democratic candidate finally disavowed Mateen's endorsement.
"[Clinton] disagrees with his views and disavows his support," said spokesman Nick Merrill.
The presidential candidate has yet to comment personally on the story. Her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., would only say that he was not concerned when he heard Mateen had attended the rally in Kissimmee.