Armed Man Arrested Near Brett Kavanaugh’s House
Late last night, police in Montgomery County, Maryland, arrested a man near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
According to NBC News, the suspect—26-year-old Nicholas Roske from Simi Valley, California—was found with a gun, a knife, pepper spray, and “burglary tools.” Police stopped him a block away from Kavanaugh’s Chevy Chase home, where he allegedly admitted he was there to kill the justice.
NBC further reports that Roske initially contacted authorities himself, indicating that he had “homicidal thoughts” and “had traveled from California” with a gun “to attack the justice.” Officials told The Washington Post, which first broke the story, that Roske was upset over the recent leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, as well as recent mass shootings. News of his arrest was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He has been charged with attempted murder.
Speaking of political violence: tomorrow night, the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6 attack will air its first public hearing. The committee’s investigation entails political violence on one particular date, committed by partisans on one side of the political aisle. But political violence is neither new nor one-sided. While supporters of then-
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