Man Arrested For Allegedly Plotting to Assassinate Kavanaugh
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By: Jackson Richman (Mediaite)
By Jackson RichmanJun 8th, 2022, 10:41 am Twitter share button <?php // Post Body ?>
A man was arrested early Wednesday morning near the home of Brett Kavanaugh for allegedly attempting to assassinate the Supreme Court justice, the Court confirmed.
The suspect, a 26-year-old male, told law enforcement he wanted to kill Kavanaugh. The man, whose name is unknown to the public, reportedly last lived in Seattle and has a California driver's license. "The man apparently did not make it on to Kavanaugh's property in Montgomery County, but he was stopped on a nearby street," reportedThe Washington Post, citing sources familiar with the investigation.
Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe told the AP that the suspect was arrested at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday. The AP reported that the suspect was armed "with a gun and a knife" and confirmed the Washington Post's reporting that he told law enforcement he wanted to kill Kavanaugh.
The suspect was furious about the leaked draft opinion that would overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade and "a recent spate of mass shootings," according to the Post, citing those sources.
Since last month's leak, which was reported by Politico, protesters have descended near the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices including Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Chief Justice John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, and Samuel Alito, who wrote the draft opinion.
Roberts denounced the leak and said that the draft decision, which he authenticated, isn't final and that he ordered the Marshal of the court to seek the leaker.
A decision in the case that could overturn Roe, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, is expected this month or early July.