A pro-life group called Created Equal has said the man who attempted to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was inspired by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comments about the Justice from 2020.
In a statement, Created Equal exclaimed “Today, an abortion advocate apparently acted on the incendiary words of Senator Chuck Schumer that Justice Brett Kavanaugh ‘will pay the price.’ The inflammatory rhetoric of the left is leading to violence. It’s time for the Biden Administration to publicly call for abortion advocates to turn down the temperature.”
In a speech just outside the Supreme Court in March of 2020, Schumer said Kavanaugh has “released the whirlwind and you will pay the price.”
Schumer quickly walked back his comments, stating, “Now, I should not have used the words I used yesterday. They didn’t come out the way I intended to. My point was that there would be political consequences–political consequences–for President Trump and Senate Republicans if the Supreme Court, with the newly confirmed Justices, stripped away a woman’s right to choose. Of course, I didn’t intend to suggest anything other than political and public opinion consequences for the Supreme Court, and it is a gross distortion to imply otherwise.”
Roske was charged with the attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice after he was allegedly seen carrying a gun, knife, and pepper spray outside of Kavanaugh’s Maryland home on early Wednesday morning, according to sources.
The suspect arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s Maryland home was identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Roske from California. Roske, who was armed, told authorities he was “upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to an abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.”
He also said that he believed Kavanaugh “would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws,” according to the affidavit.
Roske was carrying a gun, knife and pepper spray at the time of his arrest and had made violent threats against Kavanaugh, sources said. Roske was picked up on a nearby street after calling police on 911 to report himself.
A criminal complaint obtained by Fox News shows that Roske is being charged with attempting to murder a United States Supreme Court Justice. He is scheduled to have a first appearance in federal court in Maryland Wednesday afternoon.
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Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
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