June 9, 2022

Armed Man Arrested Near Justice Kavanaugh's Home for Alleged Assassination Plot

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
A California man was arrested near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland at about 1:50 a.m. on June 8th. After his arrest, he reportedly told authorities that he was there to kill the justice. Initial reports indicate that he was motivated by the leaked draft opinion by the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade.

MSNBC reporter Pete Williams said that the man carried a gun, knife, pepper spray, and burglary tools. The man arrived near Kavanaugh's home by taxi, but he was taken into police custody before he was able to get near the justice's home.

Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett, Dan Morse, and Ellie Silverman wrote, “Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates that the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling that the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion.”

The Washington Post further reported that, according to two anonymous sources familiar with the investigation, the police received a tip notifying them about the alleged assailant.