Kavanaugh’s Would-Be Assassin Submits Not-Guilty Plea
On Wednesday, the man accused of attempting to execute Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh submitted his plea in federal court.Nicholas John Roske, a 26-year-old from California’s Simi Valley, pleaded not guilty to one count of attempting to assassinate a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the early morning of June 8th, Roske was arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home.
In his possession, as relayed by CNN: “a Glock-17 pistol, a tactical knife, two magazines, a speed loader, ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties and tools including a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch and crowbar.”
A man was arrested with a knife and a gun outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home. He said that he was intending to kill Justice Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/PrSvXZPpYP
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According to Fox News, Roske was motivated by a potential end to federal abortion rights:
The individual told police that he had become upset by the leaked draft opinion that could spell out the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Roske also allegedly said that he believed the justice would decide to loosen gun laws following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Roske took a taxi to Kavanaugh’s neighborhood and was spotted by U.S. Marshals, but was apprehended after he called 911 and told the operator that he was having suicidal thoughts and was planning to kill Kavanaugh.
Evidently, he changed his mind:
Roske…texted his sister before dropping the plan to kill Kavanaugh and authorities believe that what she said led him to abandon the plan.
Still, the charge against him is punishable by a maximum of life imprisonment.
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