A man was arrested near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
A man was arrested near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after making threats against the justice due to his likely support for overturning Roe v. Wade.
The unnamed individual from California is in his 20s, and was detained by police after saying he wanted to kill Kavanaugh and expressed anger over the likely overturning of Roe,according to The Washington Post.
The man was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday near Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and was found carrying burglary tools and at least one weapon.
“I call on leaders in both parties in Washington to strongly condemn these actions in no uncertain terms,” said Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in a statement. “It is vital to our constitutional system that the justices be able to carry out their duties without fear of violence against them and their families.”
Last month Georgetown professor Josh Chafetz tweeted support for protesters to demonstrate outside the homes of Supreme Court justices with whom they disagree: “When the mob is right, some (but not all!) more aggressive tactics are justified,” The Wall Street Journal reports, adding that Chafetz also boasted that the university wasn’t “going to fire” him over his social media posts regardless of how extreme or controversial they might be.
In a statement emailed to supporters on Wednesday, the pro-life group Created Equal demanded that prominent Democrats condemned this and other threats made by abortion-rights extremists.