Police officers arrested Nicholas John Roske, 26, at around 1:45 a.m. near Kavanaugh's residence. He was found in possession of a gun and "burglary tools" during the time of his arrest. Roske's driver's license showed his address as Simi Valley, California – but he was previously based in Seattle, according to New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz.
Markowicz added that Roske, who was "suicidal," called 911 on himself. He told the operator that he traveled all the way from California to Maryland just to kill the magistrate. Officers arrived at the scene while Roske was still on the call and took him into custody without incident.
The 26-year-old Californian was charged with "attempts to kidnap or murder, or threatens to assault, kidnap or murder a U.S. judge."
According to two people familiar with the investigation, initial evidence revealed that Roske was angry over the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion on abortion. The opinion, penned by Justice Samuel Alito, could overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion if adopted by other justices on the bench. Furthermore, the two added that Roske was also angry over the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.
Attorney and legal analyst John Turley put in his two cents on the matter.
"We are hearing that the individual arrested near the home of Kavanaugh was armed, and did make threats against the justice. The reckless rhetoric directed at the [Supreme] Court only fuels such extremist threats," he tweeted.
"Targeting the homes of justices only increases such dangers that unhinged, violent actors will seek to mete out their own retributive justice. Calls for 'aggressive protests' at these homes are reckless and wrong."
Roske's arrest came more than a month after pro-abortion activists gathered outside Kavanaugh's residence. About 100 demonstrators rallied outside the Trump-appointed justice's home on the evening of May 7 to protest the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade.
The protesters chanting pro-abortion slogans and holding signs first assembled outside Kavanaugh's house before heading to the nearby residence of Chief Justice John Roberts. After protesting outside the chief justice's house, they returned to Kavanaugh's residence – where police officers ordered them to disperse.
"The time for civility is over. Being polite doesn't get you anywhere," Lacie Wooten-Holway, 39, said. She organized the protests that occurred in front of the two magistrates' homes.
The May 7 protests were the result of actions by a pro-abortion group called Ruth Sent Us (RSU), which published the addresses of the five conservative justices on the bench. Aside from the addresses of Alito, Kavanaugh and Roberts, the group also published the home addresses of Justices Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett. (Related: Pro-abortion leftists DOX and TARGET conservative SCOTUS justices following leak of draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.)
"Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights," stated RSU's website. "We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics."
The group's name pertains to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September 2020. The liberal Ginsburg had been a staunch supporter of abortion from her 1993 appointment to the high court by former President Bill Clinton until her passing.
Clay Travis, one half of "The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show," denounced the "shameful and indefensible" assassination attempt on Kavanaugh. "This is a direct result of Democrats sharing justices' home addresses and encouraging people to go there and protest. Thank God protection was there for Kavanaugh and his family," he tweeted.
Watch the video below that explains why the Democrats are to blame for the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
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