A male abortion activist with a gun was allegedly arrested early Wednesday morning near the home of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh after he allegedly threatened to kill the conservative judge.
The Washington Post reports that the California man had at least one gun and burglary tools when police arrested him near Kavanaugh’s Maryland home.
According to the paper, the man told police he wanted to kill the judge because he was angry over a leaked draft ruling in which a Supreme Court majority, including Kavanaugh, overthrew Roe v. Wade.
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A few weeks ago, the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us published the addresses of conservative judges’ homes online, prompting authorities to increase security for Supreme Court members and their staff.
Police arrested the man near Kavanaugh’s home around 1:50 a.m., Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe confirmed.
“The man was armed and threatened Judge Kavanaugh,” she told the Daily Wire. “He was transported to the 2nd District of the Montgomery County Police Department.”
Here’s more from the AP:
The California man, in his twenties, was armed with a pistol and knife, according to a law enforcement officer. The man, whose identity has not been released, arrived in a taxi early in the morning and told law enforcement officers he wanted to kill Kavanaugh, the official said.
The official was not authorized to discuss details of the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Washington Post initially reported the arrest, citing sources that said the man also had burglary tools on him. He told police he was upset by a leaked draft advisory that suggests the court is about to set aside Roe v. Wade, the court’s landmark abortion case, the Post reported. According to the newspaper, he was also angry about the recent mass shootings.
In mid-May, Judge Samuel Alito, the author of the draft opinion, and his family were also moved from their home to a safe location due to violent threats.
Ruth Sent Us responded Wednesday, refusing to take responsibility for the increased threats against the judges and questioning whether the latest incident was really that serious.
“We are committed to nonviolence,” the group wrote on Twitter. Fundamentalists will talk nonstop about how our peaceful protests inspired this, rather than the daily massacres in America. Oh, what was this ‘weapon’ the ‘California man’ had? If it was a gun or even a knife, the police would say so.”
Threats and violence against court and pro-life lawyers have increased since the leak in early May, and authorities expect more violence in the coming days.
However, the Biden administration has refused to condemn the judges’ doxxing or the illegal protests outside their homes.
US Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a pro-life Republican from Missouri, called on pro-abortion Democrats for encouraging animosity toward political opponents. She reminded Americans that a few years ago US Senate leader Chuck Schumer, a pro-abortion Democrat, threatened Kavanaugh by name if he dared to topple Roe.
“Senator Schumer told Judge Kavanaugh that he will ‘pay the price’ for decisions Democrats don’t like,” Hartzler wrote on Twitter. “And he runs the Senate? Reprehensible.”
LifeNews reported last week about the left-wing pro-abortion group Shut Down DC, which plans to blockade the streets around the Supreme Court building on June 13 in a bid to shut it down.
A Department of Homeland Security report in mid-May warned that radical abortion activists plan to burn or storm the Supreme Court building and kill judges and their clerks if the court overthrows Roe. The report indicates that these pro-abortion extremists also plan to attack churches and other places of worship with violence and vandalism.
At least three pro-life organizations have been victims of arson in recent weeks and there have been dozens of acts of vandalism, attacks and threats against pro-lifers and churches.
Some pro-abortion groups have called for churches, especially Catholic churches, to be targeted by abortion activists’ outrage.
“The leaked draft memo stating that the Supreme Court struck down #RoeVWade is a CRUELTY but it is not yet law and need not be but what they intend to do and will do if WE don’t stop them. Stand up! & HELL HELL!” the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights wrote on Twitter.
Even prominent pro-abortion groups use words that indicate possible rebellion and violence. On Twitter, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of Women’s March, said abortion activists will be “ungovernable” until the government legalizes abortion on demand.
The Supreme Court is expected to make its final ruling later this month on the Mississippi v. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health abortion case.
Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions.