The sister of the abortion activist who considered assassinating Justice Brett Kavanaugh talked him out of potentially killing the conservative Supreme Court justice and calling 911 instead.
Last week, a California man who said he was angry that the Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade has been charged with threatening to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh outside his Maryland home early Wednesday morning.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, was arrested around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning near Kavanaugh’s home, according to authorities. Police said he was armed with a pistol, knife, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer and crowbar, according to USA Today.
Roske allegedly threatened to kill Kavanaugh because he was upset that the justice may overturn Roe this summer and allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion again, according to the criminal complaint.
Now, new reports indicate his sister is the one who talked him out of attempting to kill the associate justice:
“The suspect arrived by taxi and observed the U.S. marshals, and he turned around to contemplate his next move,” Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said in a statement to the Washington Post. “This is when he texted his sister and told her of his intentions, and she convinced him to call 911, which he did.”
During the call, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, Roske could be heard saying that he was “having thoughts” and came from California in order to “act on them.” When asked if he had access to weapons, he said he had a firearm that was unloaded and in a suitcase that was “ziptied shut.”
It is currently unknown what Roske and his sister said to each other in their text conversation, but police believe it is what led to him abandoning his plans to murder the Supreme Court justice.
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Roske later told cops that he had been upset about a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that suggested the court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
If convicted, Roske faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for attempted murder of a United States judge.
Authorities said Roske told them that he decided to kill the Supreme Court justice after “thinking about how to give his life a purpose,” according to court documents.
“Roske further indicated that he had purchased the Glock pistol and other items for the purpose of breaking into the justice’s residence and killing the justice as well as himself,” FBI special agent Ian Montijo said in an affidavit.
Roske also told police he found the justice’s home address online, according to the report.
Days after a leaked draft ruling showed the Supreme Court overturning Roe, the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us published the addresses of the conservative justices’ homes online publicly – prompting authorities to increase security for the high court members and their staff.
Wide-spread condemnation of the attack from other Democrat leaders was noticeably absent late Wednesday. LifeNews could not find any statements from Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democratic National Committee or other party leaders about the alleged assassination attempt.
Others noticed, too.
“Are there lots of tweets from the Left condemning assassination attempt against Justice Kavanaugh?” wrote Ed Whelan, of National Review and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “I’m sure not seeing them, but perhaps they’re not ending up in my Twitter feed.”
No one cited any examples in response to Whelan’s request.
Earlier Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a pro-life Republican from Missouri, reminded Americans that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a pro-abortion Democrat, threatened Kavanaugh by name a few years ago if he dared to overturn Roe.
“Senator Schumer told Justice Kavanaugh that he will ‘pay the price’ for decisions Democrats don’t like,” Hartzler wrote on Twitter. “And he is leading the Senate? Reprehensible.”
Yesterday, abortion activists blocked streets around the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. as Americans await the justices’ ruling on a major Mississippi abortion case.
A report from the Department of Homeland Security in mid-May warned that radical abortion activists plan to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their law clerks if the court overturns Roe. The report indicates these pro-abortion extremists also plan to target churches and other places of worship with violence and vandalism.
LifeNews has been keeping track of reports of pro-abortion vandalism, violence, threats and other incidents since the leak. There have been nearly 60 cases of such pro-abortion violence and intimidation, they include:
Michigan – Catholic Churchgoers Drag Nearly-Naked Abortion Activist Out of Their Church
Iowa – Abortion Activists Brag About Vandalizing Another Pregnancy Center
Alaska – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Nails, Pro-Abortion Graffiti (EWTN Ireland)
Oregon – Abortion Activists Firebomb Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center, Fourth Bombing in Weeks
New York – Topless Abortion Rights Protesters Storm Court At New York Liberty WNBA Game (Huffington Post)
New York – Statues of Lúcia dos Santos and Jacinta Marto smashed and decapitated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (ABC 7 New York)
New York – Tabernacle stolen, Holy Eucharist thrown on floor, statues of angels on the altar decapitated and destroyed at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brooklyn (Catholic News Agency)
Michigan – Police Arrest Abortion Activist for Allegedly Disrupting Michigan House Session (Bridge Michigan)
California – Abortion Activist Arrested Trying to Approach Joe Biden to Urge Him to Promote Abortion
Maryland – Abortion Activist Charged With Threatening to Murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh
North Carolina – Asheville Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Lauren Muzyka/Sidewalk Advocates for Life) (more at FOX Carolina)
New York – Abortion Activists Firebomb Pro-Life Pregnancy Center, Third Bombing in Weeks
New York – Pro-Abortion Protesters Mob Catholic Pro-Life Procession (National Review)
Texas – Radical Abortion Activists Invade Church Service to Promote Killing Babies
Florida – Pro-Abortion Violence Continues as Abortion Activists Vandalize Catholic Pro-Life Office
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activists Trash Pregnancy Center: Dump Paint on Door, Egg Windows, Write “Revenge” on Wall
Pennsylvania – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Pittsburgh (ProLife Across America)
Oregon – Mother and Child center vandalized; Address was publicized by group that favors abortion rights (Catholic Sentinel)
Oregon – Eugene Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo)
New Jersey – Catholic Pro-Life Student Attacked at Public School, 7 Pro-Abortion Students Suspended (CNA) (video)
Washington state – Radical Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Center, Smash 5 Windows and Leave Threats
Michigan – Grand Rapids Meeting Adjourned after Unruly Protesters Shout Down Anti-Abortion Activist (MLive)
Mississippi – Rural Black Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)
Washington state – Four Churches Vandalized by Pro-Abortion Radicals in Olympia (more from the Washington Free Beacon)
Alabama – Vicar, Parishioners Respond to Vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn News)
Kansas – Supports of Pro-Life “Value The Both” Amendment Report Yard Signs Stolen (KAKE)
Arizona – Planned Parenthood Chair Brags How Her Husband Assaulted Man in “Blacks for Trump” Shirt
USA – Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Down Supreme Court, Kill Justices When Roe is Overturned (more at CBS News)
Arizona – Watch: Pro-Abortion Demonstrators Attack, Spit on ‘Students for Kari’ Volunteers (College Fix)
Missouri – Pro-life Student Group at University of Missouri Calls for Dialogue after its Memorial Was Vandalized (Campus Reform)
Indiana – Pro-Life Student Advocates Shoved, Grabbed from Behind at Pro-Abortion Rally (Students for Life)
Idaho – Two Arrested at Pro-Abortion Rally, Protester Allegedly Kicked Police Officer (KTVB 7)
Maryland – Birthright of Frederick Vandalized: “F— Fake Clinics”
Maryland – Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo) (more at WBAL-TV 11)
USA – Video: Pro-Life Student Activists Kicked, Shoved by Pro-Abortion Protesters (Students for Life)
Michigan – Michigan Catholic Church Vandalized with Satanic Symbols after Roe Leak (more at The Tennessee Star)
New York City – Abortion Activists Threaten to Bomb, Burn Down St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Maine – Republican Senator Receives Threats after Voting No on Radical Pro-Abortion Bill (Boston Globe)
Texas – Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton (NRL News)
Virginia – Pro-Life Organization Office Vandalized; Man Exposes Himself, Urinates on Front Door (Concerned Women for America)
Colorado – Parish church in Fort Collins tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating (Catholic News Agency)
Oregon – Oregon Right to Life Firebombed With Molotov Cocktail
Texas – Catholic Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)
USA – Pro-Abortion Feminist Calls for Violence against Pro-Life Americans, Celebrates Arson
Wisconsin – Abortion Activists Light Fire in Pro-Life Group’s Office, Throw Molotov Cocktails
Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)
Oregon, Maryland – Radical Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers That Help Pregnant Women
Washington, D.C. – Two Pro-Life Leaders Say Abortion Activists Punched Them at D.C. Protest (Stand True)
Texas – Pro-Abortion Group Brags about Vandalizing Trotter House Pregnancy Center in Austin (Stop the Sweeps ATX) (more at Pregnancy Help News)
Texas – Pro-Life University of North Texas Student Says Antifa Vandalized Door, Issued Threats (Fox News)
Washington state – Antifa Assault News Crew during Pro-Abortion Rally in Seattle (Andy Ngo)
Colorado – Catholic Church in Boulder Defiled Following Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion Leak (Denver Gazette)
Oregon – Pro-Abortion Protesters Damage Property In Portland Following SCOTUS Leak On Abortion (KXL 101 FM News) (more at KOIN 6)
California – Two Police Officers Injured at Pro-Abortion Protest in Los Angeles (more at CBS News)