CNN blamed Republicans Wednesday for fostering the environment that reportedly led a California man to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home, confessing intent “to kill the Supreme Court justice” and carrying a gun and multiple other weapons and burglary tools.
According to an affidavit obtained by ABC News, the man was taken into custody after he was found with a Glock handgun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, and various tools for forced entry.
The affidavit also noted that the man “told the detective that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision” regarding abortion, one that could see Roe v. Wade overturned. He also said he was upset about “the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.”
Last month, a February draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the five-decade precedent established by Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico in an apparent effort to intimidate justices.
On CNN, however, Law Enforcement Correspondent Whitney Wild blamed conservatives for the political climate leading to the threatened assassination of a Supreme Court justice over an opinion which, if handed down, would mark a milestone achievement of the conservative movement.
“This is an extremely passionate issue,” Wild said. “There are emotions on both sides. Federal officials have made clear over and over they believe the risk truly comes from both sides of this abortion debate.”
The tense environment, Wild said, in a routine episode of both-sides-ism on political violence when the culprit is a leftist, “puts these Supreme Court justices, their staffs, and other members of this judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, at risk.”
According to the Washington Examiner, the investigation into the individual who was arrested at Kavanaugh’s home was transferred to the FBI.
Since the draft decision in the Dobbs case was leaked, Supreme Court justices have required beefed up security in response to escalating threats against them and their families. Originalist members of the high bench have faced picketing outside their homes after their addresses were published online by left-wing activists. The demonstrations were endorsed by the nation’s most powerful Democrat lawmakers, President Joe Biden, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in blatant intimidation.
Biden and Schumer are far from the only power players on the left to foment hysteria surrounding abortion.
California Congressman Eric Swalwell told followers to “fight like your lives depend on it.”
“Because they do,” he added.
Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush wrote on Twitter that Democrats needed to “protect abortion rights by any means necessary.”
“This is an emergency,” she said.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged followers on Twitter to “fight like hell” to save abortion more than a year after she voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s conviction over identical language.
Churches and pro-life pregnancy centers have already suffered multiple fire bombings by pro-abortion radicals since the draft opinion was leaked.
Authorities launched an arson investigation in New York after a Buffalo pregnancy center was set ablaze by individuals who graffitied “Jane Was Here.” The words refer to the abortion terrorist organization Jane’s Revenge.
In mid-May, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson demanded federal law enforcement draft plans to protect pro-life groups from domestic threats after one such group was hit with a Molotov cocktail in Madison.
“In 2020, extremists exploited demonstrations across the country to incite riots that resulted in the loss of life, more than 2,000 injuries to law enforcement officers, and over $1 billion in property damage,” Johnson wrote in the May 13 letter as activists descended on justices’ homes. “There are currently mobs outside of the residences of the Supreme Court Justices appointed by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump … and, once again, DOJ, FBI, and DHS have yet to condemn these activities.”
Johnson gave Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas until May 27 to respond. Johnson Spokeswoman Alexa Henning told The Federalist on Wednesday, however, “we have not yet received a substantive response to our letter to DHS, FBI, or DOJ on designating Jane’s Revenge a domestic terrorism group, investigating the Madison attack, and protecting pro-life organizations.”