Police have arrested an armed man with burglary tools in the immediate vicinity of Brett Kavanaugh’s home.
A Supreme Court spokeswoman announced that officers apprehended the man at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday on a nearby street.
He allegedly told police he hoped to kill the Supreme Court justice.
2 years and 3 months after Chuck Schumer threatened Brett Kavanaugh from the steps of the Court, a lunatic shows up to his house with a gun hoping to kill him.
Pretty clear line from that through encouraging protestors at Justice’s homes to real danger.https://t.co/vlq7OxeZz8
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) June 8, 2022
As The Washington Post reports:
The man, described as being in his mid-20s, was found to be carrying at least one weapon and burglary tools, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. Police were apparently notified that the person might pose a threat to the justice, but it was not immediately clear who provided the initial tip, these people said. The man apparently did not make it onto Kavanaugh’s property in Montgomery County but was stopped on a nearby street, these people said.
Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates that the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling that the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion. He was also angry over a recent spate of mass shootings, these people said.
All that is known publicly about the suspect so far is that he is from California.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe provided additional details to The Post:
“The man was armed and made threats against Justice Kavanaugh,” McCabe said. “He was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District.”
UPDATE: The far-left group Ruth Sent Us is taking no responsibility for its decision to publish the home addresses of the Supreme Court’s conservative justices following the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s initial draft abortion opinion.
We are committed to non-violence.
Fundamentalists will talk non-stop about how our peaceful protests inspired this, rather than the daily mass-murders in America. 😏
Oh, what was this “weapon” the “California man” had? If it was a gun or even a knife, police would say so. 😏 pic.twitter.com/tTDk2OFxVN
— Ruth Sent Us 🪧 (@RuthSentUs) June 8, 2022
Abuser Kavanaugh’s abusive groupies are delighted the man had a gun, a knife and pepper spray. 😏
Why’s the gun listed first? Everyone knows the gun is the problem — it’s the most dangerous weapon the lost attacker had.
Oh, Kavanaugh is a white supremacist & Zina Bash is too. pic.twitter.com/TN2dZSnqnt
— Ruth Sent Us 🪧 (@RuthSentUs) June 8, 2022
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded to the disturbing reports in a speech on the Senate floor with an explicit message for House Democrats.
This morning’s disturbing reports are exactly why the Senate unanimously passed a Supreme Court security bill weeks ago. But House Democrats have inexplicably blocked it. House Democrats need to stop their blockade and pass this uncontroversial bill today. pic.twitter.com/wd8UB5RDvm
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) June 8, 2022
UPDATE: We now know the identity of Justice Kavanaugh’s accused attempted murderer.
The suspect’s name is Nicholas John Roske.
The New York Times reports two deputy U.S. marshals saw Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, as he stepped out of a taxi cab in front of the justice’s house in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Roske was dressed in all black and carrying a suitcase containing “a black tactical chest rig and tactical knife, a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crowbar, pistol light, duct tape, hiking boots with padding on the outside of the soles, and other items,” according to the affidavit.
The Times describes what Roske did after seeing the deputies standing next to their parked car.
Soon after, the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received a call from Mr. Roske, who said he was having suicidal thoughts and had a firearm in his suitcase, according to the affidavit.
He said he had traveled from California to Maryland “to kill a specific United States Supreme Court Justice,” the affidavit said.
Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department arrived and found Mr. Roske still on the phone with the communications center.
Mr. Roske told the police that he had begun thinking “about how to give his life a purpose” and decided to kill a Supreme Court justice after finding his address online, the affidavit stated [emphasis added].
If convicted, Roske faces up to 20 years in prison.
This article originally appeared in American Liberty News. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Republican Standard. Republished with permission.