Franklin Graham, the famed evangelist, is urging Americans to pray for the safety of the Supreme Court justices in the aftermath of an attempt on the life of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“Pray for our Supreme Court Justices, that God would protect them and their families, as well as give them wisdom as they serve,” Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, urged his audience.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home armed with a pistol, ammo and duct tape. He intended to break into the house, kill the justice and them kill himself. He was stopped by U.S. marshals.
Here’s how The New York Times described the incident.
Mr. Roske was dressed in black and carrying a suitcase and a backpack, according to a federal affidavit.
Inside the suitcase and backpack, the authorities later discovered a “black tactical chest rig and tactical knife,” a pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, a screwdriver, a nail punch, a crowbar, a pistol light and duct tape, in addition to other items, according to the affidavit.
His plan was to break into the house, kill the justice and then kill himself, according to the affidavit.The New York Times
Graham called out the Biden Administration for encouraging protesters to target the homes of the Supreme Court justices. It also happens to be a federal crime to protest at the homes of federal judges.
“The Biden Administration would not condemn the publishing of their private home addresses so that protestors could make their personal lives miserable,” Graham said. “It was only a matter of time until something like this happened.”
“I am thankful that this man—who admits he was there to murder Justice Kavanaugh—was arrested before he did great harm,” Graham said. “Let’s lift up these 9 men and women—and our nation—in prayer as a decision affecting Roe v. Wade is announced.”
I’m thankful this man—who admits he was there to murder Justice Kavanaugh—was arrested before great harm was done. Pray for our #SCOTUS justices, that God would protect them & their families, & for our nation as a decision affecting Roe v Wade is announced.https://t.co/YpgMRZhwLL— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) June 9, 2022