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Flashback: The One-Year Anniversary of the Assassination Attempt on SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Flashback: The One-Year Anniversary of the Assassination Attempt on SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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.”

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:

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!”

Shortly after the ruling, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) urged supporters to “defy” the Supreme Court, and to “fight” in “the streets”:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also called on people to get “into the streets”:

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:

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:

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.”

Never forget.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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E Howard Hunt | June 8, 2023 at 9:04 am

Since the accused called the police and informed on himself, would it not be fairer to describe his actions as an assassination attempt, attempt?

Quit with the ‘radical left’ stuff. These kinds of people are Democrat street based pressure groups. Any success that clowns like this kid have will benefit Dems while giving them plausible deniability at the same time. Democrats are committed to their goals. For generations Republicans have believed Dems are simply stuck in a state of arrested development, teenagers who grow old but never fully up. The collective Democrat at his most basic level is a barbarian. Question is for us, are we too civilized to deal with him on his level with the degree of ‘justice’ he has earned?

So far Biden has not seen a SCOTUS justice killed via his policies, but we have seen him kill the credibility of the DOJ, FBI, etc., while all but destroying all semblance of true justice in this country. Kinda makes you wonder what’s next on Biden’s agenda.

    alaskabob in reply to Cleetus. | June 8, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    The FJoe Biden admin (vis-a-vis 0bama) doesn’t have all its ducks in a row to do that…yet. If they can’t pack the court, who would say they wouldn’t do it through “attrition”? Oh, by the way, Gov. Newsom and the One-Party legislature have submitted the 28th Amendment to abolish the 2nd. Consider this a :”two front” war now.

Thad Jarvis | June 8, 2023 at 9:50 am

Schumer is hands down the scummiest, nastiest little sniveling turd of a public official out there today.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Thad Jarvis. | June 8, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Jerry Nadler is a very close second.

      There are too many contemptible Dumb-o-crats in the same mold, to name here. Sheldon W.; Mazie Hirono; Occasional-Cortex; Rashida Tlaib; Ilhan Omar; Cori Bush; et al. They’re all utterly vile.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to guyjones. | June 9, 2023 at 1:28 am

        Agreed. But, in their favor, all have the guts to stand up and state their position, no matter how much you and I despise those positions.

        Beyond John Kennedy, Chip Roy, and Ted Cruz, the Republicans comprise quiet, mousy, spineless people who are always eager to do what they call “compromise”, or, “reach across the aisle”.

        There is a three syllable vulgar term to describe them, the first two of which are, “needle”.

2smartforlibs | June 8, 2023 at 10:00 am

Yet the left never claimed this clear insurrection and an attempt to overthrow the government.

This interminable residency of dotard-marionette, Biden, in the White House geriatric ward has only been 2.5 years, but, feels like 15 to 20 years.

The Dumb-o-crats’ corrupt, destructive, callous and incompetent governance distorts the passage of time as much as massive gravitational forces do.

BierceAmbrose | June 8, 2023 at 5:51 pm

Un-possible. I have been reliably informed hereabouts (more, admonished, really, excoriated, even, but who’s counting) that the “mostly peaceful” prolonged “protests” at The Supremes’ Residences were none of:

— Inusrrectiony, nor

— illegal, nor

— Influence attempts, nor

— Incited.

You gonna believe the facts in evidence, or the story they’re selling?

Maxine Waters says, “Women are going to control our bodies no matter how they try and stop us.”

Well, if women controlled their bodies BEFORE they acted to conceive, then there would be not much need for abortion to exist.