In the days before we expect a Roe v. calf An unidentified gunman was arrested near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh who reportedly made threats against the Supreme Court Justice.
We don’t know much about this story, which is sure to be a right-wing apocalypse cry, but here’s what we do know: Around 1:50 am Wednesday morning, a man who was reportedly from California and was -I-remember-armed with us -not-what-is-near-the-home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh arrested in Chevy Chase, Maryland. according to the New York Times. And he had reportedly made unspecified threats to Kavanaugh. This information comes from Supreme Court Speaker Patricia McCabe, and the US Marshals Service and Montgomery County Police Department also admit they arrested a suspect without incident.
CNN adds that “threats against the court have increased” since that leaked opinion was overturned Roe v. calf was released last month and that “the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo last month warning law enforcement that there are potential threats to members of the Supreme Court.”
The court was expected to issue judgments today (they did that yesterday), but this could obviously change that. According to CNN, “The court did not respond to a question as to whether Kavanaugh was in the building Wednesday morning.” The Supreme Court building was closed to the public throughout the pandemic, and Washington, D.C. in general, has since been more heavily fenced off and on heightened alert the whole “Hang Mike Pence!” thing.
There were some Protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices last month, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is calling for more security outside of those particular households. “I urge leaders of both parties in Washington to condemn these actions in the strongest possible terms,” Hogan said in a statement. “It is critical to our constitutional system that judges are able to carry out their duties without fear of violence against them and their families.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged the House of Representatives to immediately pass his bill for increased police protection of judges’ homes, a bill that has already passed the Senate. “No more messing with it,” Mr. McConnell said Wednesday in the Senate, according to the New York Times. “Be careful today before the sun goes down.”
That urgency might amuse Attorney General Merrick Garland, whose Supreme Court nomination held McConnell for nearly a year.
For now, this story has more hot potential political value than factual content, although we’ll surely learn more in the coming days. But you can see how conservatives take this as perhaps one of the greatest crimes in American history while claiming it is Actual mass shootings are merely false flag hoaxes.
Image: Kavanaugh as a nominee at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. (Photo by Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images)
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