The federal grand jury indicted the Californian man accused of trying to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. According to the Associated Press, Nicholas John Roske (26), is facing a single charge of attempting to murder a Justice of the United States.
Roske is accused of driving from Simi Valley in California to Kavanaugh’s house in Chevy Chase, Maryland to complete the crime. Roske arrived at the home of Judge Kavanaugh in a taxi shortly after 1 AM on June 8. He had a bag containing a gun, ammunition, a tactical chest system, pepper spray, and a knife. Other tools he had included a flashlight and burglary tools. Prosecutors allege that Roske planned to kill himself after the murder. Roske was arrested by police after calling 911 to inform law enforcement of his plans.
According to law enforcement, the alleged assassin claimed that he was upset about the Supreme Court Draft opinion that indicated that Roe V. Wade would be overturned. According to the indictment, he was also upset by the shooting at Uvalde High School in Texas and believed that Kavanaugh would try to relax gun control laws.
Two U.S. Marshals saw Roske when he exited the cab near the justice’s house. Two U.S. Marshals saw Roske as he left the taxi near the justice’s home. Roske only called 911 to report that Roske was being arrested by law enforcement. After a text exchange with his sister, he decided to call the police and surrender to authorities. Investigators were told he had found Kavanaugh’s home online. His federal public defender attorney has not yet made any public statements about his client.
After the House voted to give more security to Supreme Court justices, their families, and other family members, the indictment was filed. The process was initially stalled by Democrats in the lower chamber, but they eventually put it to a vote this week. Federal authorities warned about the possibility of far-leftist activists committing pro-abortion violence. There have been 59 attacks so far on offices of pro-life organizations.