The alleged attempt to kill Kavanaugh follows months of impassioned rhetoric from Democrats


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Democrats are being called out on social media for their impassioned rhetoric following the unprecedented leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion last month after a gunman who threatened to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested Wednesday outside the judge’s home in Maryland.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was carrying a gun, ammunition, knife, pepper spray, screwdriver, zip ties and other gear when he was arrested by officers from the Montgomery County Police Department early Wednesday morning. , according to a criminal complaint.

Roske, who is charged with the attempted murder of a federal judge, told police he was upset with Kavanaugh’s positions on Roe v. Wade and the Second Amendment, according to the complaint.

The arrest follows weeks of impassioned rhetoric from Democrats over the leaked May 2 draft opinion that signaled the conservative-majority Supreme Court was set to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Police officers watch as abortion rights advocates stage a protest outside the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on May 18, 2022 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot came under fire last month after tweeting that the potential overthrow of Roe v. Wade was a “call to arms” for members of the LGBTQ community.

Lightfoot later called the backlash “ridiculous” and said his comment was not meant to be taken at face value.

Many Democrats, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton, have pitched the potential overthrow of Roe v. Wade as a literal death wish for women.

“Now is the time to fight for women and for our country with all we have,” Harris said in a statement the day after the leak.

Months earlier, Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle, “I don’t mean to sound alarmist, I mean this: women are going to die.”

Clinton tweeted on May 2 that the decision “will kill and subjugate women even as a vast majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal.”

After Roske’s arrest on Wednesday, a March 2020 video resurfaced of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer telling Kavanaugh that he would “pay the price” for the abortion rights being overturned.

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you started the storm and you’re going to pay the price,” Schumer, then Minority Leader, said at the time. “You won’t know what hit you if you go ahead with these horrific decisions.”

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Following the May 2 leak, pro-abortion protesters invaded the Supreme Court, Catholic churches, pro-life organizations and judges’ private residences.

Less than a week after the leak, vandals targeted at least five pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) across the country.

“More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground,” Caroline Reilly, a reporter for Rewire News Group, tweeted after vandals threw a cocktail Molotov in the seat of a Wisconsin pro-lifer. organization.

After Roske’s arrest, a pro-abortion group that has coordinated numerous protests, Ruth Sent Us, vowed to protest “peacefully” again outside Kavanaugh’s home on Wednesday night.

President Biden, who previously encouraged protests outside judges’ homes, said on Wednesday he condemned Roske’s actions “in the strongest terms” and supported legislation to fund increased security for the High Court and judges.

During a speech on the floor Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tore at the left’s “unbalanced, reckless and apocalyptic rhetoric” and called on Congress to pass a bill that would expand protections for security to immediate family members of Supreme Court justices.

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“This is exactly, exactly the kind of event that many feared the terrible violation of court rules and standards could fuel,” he said. “This is exactly the kind of event that many feared that the lopsided, reckless and apocalyptic rhetoric of prominent figures towards the court going back many months, and especially in recent weeks, would make more likely. This is exactly why the Senate passed legislation very soon after the leak to increase police protection for judges and their families.”




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