The sister of the abortion activist considering killing Judge Brett Kavanaugh told him he might not kill the conservative Supreme Court justice and instead call 911.
Last week, a California man who said he was angry that the Supreme Court would soon overturn Roe v. Wade was charged with threatening to murder Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside his Maryland home early Wednesday morning.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, 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.
Now, new reports indicate that his sister is the one who persuaded him to try and kill Associate Justice:
“The suspect arrived by taxi and observed the U.S. marshals, and he turned to consider his next move,” Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said in a statement to the Washington Post. “This is when he texted his sister and told her about his intentions, and she convinced him to call 911, which he did.”
During the conversation, which lasted about 15 minutes, Roske was heard saying that he had “thoughts” and was from California to “act on them”. When asked if he had access to weapons, he said he had a firearm that had been unloaded and in a briefcase that had been “zipped up”.
It is currently unknown what Roske and his sister said to each other in their texting conversation, but police believe this is why he is giving up on his plans to kill the Supreme Court justice.
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Roske later told police he was angry about a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that suggested the court was about to overturn Roe v. Wade.
If convicted, Roske faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for the attempted murder of a U.S. 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.
Widespread condemnation of the attack by other Democratic leaders was conspicuously absent late 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 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.”
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.
LifeNews has been tracking reports of pro-abortion vandalism, violence, threats, and other incidents since the leak. There have been nearly 60 cases of such pro-abortion violence and harassment, including:
Michigan – Catholic Churchgoers Drag, Nearly Naked Abortion Activist From Church
Alaska – Maternity center vandalized with nails, pro-abortion graffiti (EWTN Ireland)
Oregon – Abortion activists bomb another pro-life maternity center, fourth bombing in weeks
New York – Topless abortion rights protesters storm New York Liberty WNBA Game court (Huffington Post)
New York – Statues of Lúcia dos Santos and Jacinta Marto vandalized and beheaded in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (ABC 7 New York)
New York – Tabernacle stolen, Holy Eucharist thrown on the floor, statues of angels beheaded on the altar and destroyed at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brooklyn (Catholic News Agency)
Michigan – Police arrest abortion activist for allegedly disrupting Michigan House Session (Bridge Michigan)
California – Abortion activist arrested who tried to approach Joe Biden to urge him to promote abortion
North Carolina – Asheville Maternity Center Destroyed With Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Lauren Muzyka/Sidewalk Advocates for Life) (more at FOX Carolina)
New York – Abortion Activists Firebomb Pro-Life Maternity Center, Third Bomb Attack in Weeks
New York – Pro-Abortion Protesters Mob Catholic Pro-Life Procession (National Review)
Texas – Radical abortion activists raid church service to promote killing of babies
Florida – Pro-abortion violence continues as abortion activists vandalize Catholic pro-life bureau
Washington, DC – Abortion activists toss out maternity center: dump paint on the door, egg windows, write “revenge” on wall
Pennsylvania – Pro-Life Billboard smashed in Pittsburgh (ProLife across America)
Oregon – Mother and Child Center Destroyed; Address was published by abortion rights proponent (Catholic sentry)
Oregon – Eugene Maternity Center Destroyed With Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo)
New Jersey – Catholic Pro-Life Student Attacked in Public School, 7 Pro-Abortion Students Suspended (CNA) (Video)
Washington State – Radical abortion activists vandalize Pro-Life Center, smash five windows and abandon threats
Michigan – Grand Rapids rally suspended after unruly protesters shouted anti-abortion activists (MLive)
Mississippi – Rural black church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti
Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard smashed in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)
Washington State – Four Churches Destroyed by Pro-Abortion Radicals in Olympia (more from the Washington Free Beacon)
Alabama – Pastor, parishioners respond to vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn News)
Kansas – Supports Pro-Life “Value to Both” Change Report Stolen Yard Signs (KAKE)
Arizona – Planned Parenthood Chair Brags How Her Husband Attacked Husband In “Blacks For Trump” Shirt
U.S. – Abortion activists threaten to burn Supreme Court, kill judges when Roe is destroyed (more on CBS News)
Arizona – Watch: Pro-abortion protesters attack, spit on volunteers for ‘Students for Kari’ (College Fix)
Missouri – Pro-life student group at the University of Missouri calls for dialogue after the monument was vandalized (campus reform)
Indiana – Pro-Life student lawyers pushed, grabbed from behind at Pro-Abortion Rally (Students for Life)
Idaho – Two arrested at the pro-abortion rally; protester allegedly kicked police officer (KTVB 7)
Maryland – Birthright of Frederick Vandalized: “F— Fake Clinics”
Maryland – Alpha maternity center in Reisterstown vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti (Andy Ngo) (more on WBAL-TV 11)
USA – Video: Pro-Life student activists kicked, pushed by pro-abortion protesters (Students for Life)
Michigan – Michigan Catholic church vandalized with satanic symbols after Roe Leak (more in The Tennessee Star)
New York City – Abortion Activists Threaten to Bomb St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Maine – Republican senator receives threats after voting no to the radical pro-abortion bill (Boston Globe)
Texas – Another Pro-Life maternity center vandalized in Denton (NRL News)
Virginia – Pro-Life Organization Office destroyed; Man reveals himself, urinates on the front door (Women concerned for America)
Colorado – Fort Collins Parish Church tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigation (Catholic News Agency)
Oregon – Oregon Right to Life bombed with Molotov cocktail
Texas – Catholic church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti
Virginia – Pregnancy Center Destroyed with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)
U.S. – Pro-abortion feminist calls for violence against pro-life Americans, celebrates arson
Wisconsin – Abortion activists set fire to Pro-Life Group office, throw Molotov cocktails
Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Destroyed in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)
Oregon, Maryland – Radical abortion activists vandalize pro-life maternity centers that help pregnant women
Washington, DC – Two pro-life leaders say abortion activists beat them during D.C. protest (steadfast)
Texas – Pro-abortion group brags about vandalizing Trotter House Pregnancy Center in Austin (Stop the Sweeps ATX) (more at Maternity News)
Texas – Pro-Life University of North Texas Student Says Antifa Blasted Door, Issued Threats (Fox News)
Washington State – Antifa Assault News Crew at Seattle Pro-Abortion Rally (Andy Ngo)
Colorado – Boulder Catholic Church Defiled After Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion Leak (Denver Gazette)
Oregon – Pro-abortion protesters damage property in Portland after SCOTUS abortion leak (KXL 101 FM News) (more on KOIN 6)
California – Two police officers injured in pro-abortion protest in Los Angeles (more on CBS News)