Though the alleged perpetrator is so far being held to account, the powerful Democratic figures, pro-abortion dark money groups and activists who fanned the flames and stoked the woke outrage mobs that swarmed the conservative Justices’ homes have not been.
One year ago today, news broke that a gunman had been arrested outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the midst of the “protests” that had been taking place outside his home and that of the other conservative Justices in the aftermath of the purposeful May 2022 leak of the draft opinion that indicated the court was likely about to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
What we learned about the alleged perpetrator, 26-year-old radical leftist Nicholas John Roske, and his plans were nothing short of stunning. According to the Criminal Complaint and Supporting Affidavit, Roske’s suitcase and backpack contained “a black tactical chest rig and tactical knife, a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crow bar, pistol light, duct tape, hiking boots with padding on the outside of the soles, and other items.”
Also, per the Supporting Affidavit, Roske admitted that “he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.” And because he wanted to “give his life a purpose,” he decided he wanted to murder Kavanaugh “after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet.”
A month later, we learned from an FBI warrant that Roske allegedly intended to kill a total of three Supreme Court Justices.
“Yeah but I could get at least one, which would change the votes for decades to come, and I am shooting for three,” Roske allegedly posted on online platforms. “Shooting for three.”
Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long before The Usual Suspects in the mainstream media proceeded to downplay the attempt on Kavanaugh’s life, with the New York Times, for example, placing the story at the bottom of their homepage with stories about the “‘Jurassic’ Stars” and singer Kelly Clarkson earning more prominence at the top.
Soon after, the story was memory-holed by the press, something that never would have happened had any of the Supreme Court’s liberal Justices been targeted for assassination by a crazed right winger.
But while Roske is so far being held to account with a federal indictment for attempted murder, with a possible life sentence if convicted, the powerful Democratic figures, pro-abortion dark money groups and activists who fanned the flames and stoked the woke outrage mobs that swarmed the conservative Justices’ homes have not been.
Take, for instance, then-Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who stood on the steps of the Supreme Court in March 2020 and openly threatened Kavanaugh and fellow Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as they were hearing a Louisiana abortion law case:
“I want to tell you, Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch, you have unleashed a whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said as the judges hear opening arguments on the case Wednesday. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
WATCH: Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer threatens U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
"You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions!"pic.twitter.com/e1qKzocJDj
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 4, 2020
There was also the Biden White House, which encouraged the “protesters” to harass the Justices outside of their homes despite the fact that they were illegal under the U.S. Code:
UPDATE: White House has condemned man near Kavanaugh’s home in custody
Now, address Psaki encouraging illegal (18 U.S. Code § 1507) protests: “…protests that have been peaceful to date — & we certainly continue to encourage that — outside of judges’ homes” ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/JgSyyqucWG
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) June 8, 2022
There was also a “visibly shaken” Sen. Liz Warren (D-Mass.), who was so upset she had to be guided around by an aide – who was holding her hand and pulling her along. She whipped up a frenzied crowd by breathlessly declaring her anger over what the leaked draft opinion said:
“I am angry because we have reached the culmination of what Republicans have been fighting for, angling for, for decades now, and we are going to fight back!”
I am angry because an extremist Supreme Court thinks they can impose their extremist views on all of the women of this country and they are wrong.
I have seen the world where abortion is illegal. We’re not going back—not now, not ever. pic.twitter.com/5lE8rCQz5U
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 3, 2022
— Willy Lowry (@willy_lowry) May 3, 2022
Maxine Waters and Al Green among members of Congress who’ve shown up outside the Supreme Court to denounce the end of Roe. “Women are going to control their bodies, no matter how they try and stop us,” Waters says. “The hell with the Supreme Court, we will defy them.” pic.twitter.com/SCkicoQj68
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) June 24, 2022
As a Member of Congress, I’m proud to have voted to protect abortion access. Today’s SCOTUS decision makes it even more clear: we need federal protections for reproductive health.
I am committed to continuing this FIGHT: in Congress, in the streets, and at the Ballot Box!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) June 24, 2022
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also called on people to get “into the streets”:
BREAKING: Congresswoman @AOC has arrived in front of the Supreme Court and is chanting that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade is “illegitimate” and calls for people to get “into the streets” | @TPUSA pic.twitter.com/jNkCYDrLtz
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) June 24, 2022
And let’s not forget about extremist left-wing groups like “Ruth Sent Us” and “ShutdownDC” who were on the Internet organizing church “protests,” harassment of pro-life centers, and providing addresses and maps to the conservative Justices’ homes:
So, yes, they did literally publish addresses… pic.twitter.com/CPgMlmtAVB
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 8, 2022
They also advocated for the Justices to be stalked in public places like restaurants and the like after the ruling, offering money to anyone who reported seeing them:
DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details!
We'll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they're still there 30 mins after your message. https://t.co/xXWZ5JZiE7
— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) July 8, 2022
Here we are a year out from the attempted murder of Justice Kavanaugh, and not only is the radical left still “protesting” at the homes of the conservative Justices, but there has also been a wave of “bombshell” stories conveniently published back to back alleging conflict of interest issues for the same Justices.
All of this, of course, is happening at a time when Democrats like Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) are calling for investigations into Justice Clarence Thomas, still trying to get Kavanaugh impeached off the court, and are pushing for a new Dem-written SCOTUS “code of ethics.”
The media’s/left’s deliberate, willful downplaying of what nearly happened to Kavanaugh last year and the actions they’ve taken in the aftermath, including all the hit pieces and hearings, should leave no doubt as to what the Democrats’ long game is here, as Professor Jacobson warned back in April:
“Make no mistake about it, this is a deliberate campaign to stoke violent attacks on the conservative Justices at a minimum to intimidate them. No wonder the media memory-holed the attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh.”
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