The man detained in the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told officials he planned to break into the justice’s Maryland home and kill him–then kill himself. The man was dropped off by a taxi in front of Kavanaugh’s residence carrying a rucksack and a luggage, but he was apparently stopped by the presence of two US Marshals and walked away. The man allegedly contacted 911 to say that he was suicidal, that he was carrying a pistol, and that he had gone from California to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice. While still on the phone with 911, Montgomery County officers took him into jail without incident. The man’s backpack and suitcase were taken by police. He has now been charged with the attempted assassination of a United States Supreme Court justice in federal court.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by the FBI in federal District Court for the District of Maryland, the suspected would-be assassin, Nicholas John Roske, waived his Miranda rights and confessed. Roske allegedly had a Glock 17 pistol, two magazines and ammunition, a tactical knife, a tactical chest rig, pepper spray, zip ties, and other equipment for the assassination attempt. According to the affidavit, Roske purchased the items in order to assassinate Kavanaugh.
Roske allegedly stated that he planned to assassinate Kavanaugh because of a leaked draught opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, which would reintroduce abortion to the states, and that he obtained Kavanaugh’s location online. (Last month, pro-abortion activists doxed Kavanaugh and other conservative justices over the draught leak.) Roske also allegedly stated that he had another motive for assassinating Kavanaugh, claiming that he was angered by the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and that he believed Kavanaugh would support the Second Amendment and rule to loosen gun control restrictions.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Gateway Pundit.