Abortion activist charged with threat to murder Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Abortion activist charged with threat to murder Judge Brett Kavanaugh

A California man who said he was angry that the U.S. Supreme Court could soon quash Roe v. Wade has been charged with threatening to murder Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside his Maryland home early Wednesday morning.

Heavy reports from courts identified the man as Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California.

Roske was arrested near Kavanaugh’s home around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to authorities. Police said he was armed with a handgun, knife, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, and a crowbar, according to USA Today.

Roske allegedly threatened to kill Kavanaugh because he was angry that the judge could annul Roe this summer and allow states to once again protect unborn babies from abortion, according to the indictment.

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Here’s more from the report:

Roske is expected to appear in court later Wednesday in a Maryland federal court, where he will be charged with the attempted murder of a Supreme Court judge, according to a statement released by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Erek L. Barron.

If convicted, Roske faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for the attempted murder of a US judge.

According to court documents, authorities said Roske told them he had decided to kill the Supreme Court judge after thinking about giving purpose to his life.

“Roske further stated that he purchased the Glock pistol and other items to break into the judge’s residence and kill both the judge and himself,” FBI Special Agent Ian Montijo said in an affidavit.

Roske also told police he found the judge’s home address online, according to the report.

Days after a leaked draft ruling showed the Supreme Court overturned Roe, 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.

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.

The Biden administration has refused to condemn the judges’ doxxing or illegal protests outside their homes.

On Wednesday, however, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a statement condemning the alleged assassination attempt “in the strongest terms.”

“As the president has consistently made clear, officials — including judges — should be able to do their jobs without worrying about their safety or that of their families,” White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told reporters earlier in the day. T”And any violence, threats of violence, or attempts to intimidate judges has no place in our society.” to Fox News.

However, widespread condemnation of the attack by other Democratic leaders was conspicuously absent at the end of Wednesday. LifeNews could not find statements from Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democratic National Committee, or other party leaders about the alleged assassination attempt.

Others noticed too.

“Are there many tweets from the left condemning the assassination attempt on Judge Kavanaugh?” wrote Ed Whelan of the National Review and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “I’m sure I don’t see them, but maybe they don’t end up in my Twitter feed.”

No one cited examples in response to Whelan’s request.

Earlier Wednesday, U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler, a pro-life Republican from Missouri, reminded Americans that U.S. Senate leader Chuck Schumer, a pro-abortion Democrat, threatened Kavanaugh by name a few years ago if he dared to kill him. To bring down.

“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 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 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 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 would 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.