The shady left-wing organization Ruth Sent Us, which published the addresses of Republican-nominated Supreme Court justices’ homes following a leak of the SCOTUS Dobbs v. Jackson draft opinion, is downplaying a threat against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday morning that a California man “carrying at least one weapon” and “burglary tools” was arrested close to Kavanaugh’s residence in Maryland around 1:50 a.m. The man was allegedly angry about the court’s aim to get rid of Roe v. Wade and reportedly confessed to officers that “he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice.”
The threat immediately prompted responses from several people including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who re-upped his push to pass legislation designed to protect Supreme Court justices.
Ruth Sent Us, however, chose to minimize the threat against Kavanaugh by downplaying the weapon wielded by the arrested man and diverting the conversation to “daily mass-murders in America.”
“We are committed to non-violence. Fundamentalists will talk non-stop about how our peaceful protests inspired this, rather than the daily mass-murders in America. 😏 Oh, what was this ‘weapon’ the ‘California man’ had? If it was a gun or even a knife, police would say so. 😏,” Ruth Sent Us tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Ruth Sent Us was one of the many groups that encouraged protesting and other tactics to bully conservative justices into abandoning their position on Dobbs. They even organized “Walk-by Wednesday” where they led crowds into the justices’ neighborhoods and by their homes in two states.
“Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights,” read the group’s website. “We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”
Other activist groups also picketed and yelled outside justices’ homes following the leak. Some leftists even called for the Supreme Court to burn and for justices to die. Meanwhile, prominent Democrats such as President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who formerly threatened Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch, refused to denounce them. In fact, demonstrators were encouraged to keep browbeating the justices so long as things stayed “peaceful.”
Of course, the Democrats’ version of peaceful means endless calls from Planned Parenthood and even elected officials such as Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, Tammy Duckworth, and Reps. Eric Swalwell, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Tim Ryan to “fight back.”
Because of a rise in threats against the court and the destruction of pro-life centers, justices were equipped with more security, and law enforcement officials around the country were warned to prepare for violence and unrest following an official decision from SCOTUS.