A California man was arrested outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home early Wednesday morning, according to a Supreme Court spokesperson.
The man allegedly told officers he wanted to kill Kavanaugh and was carrying a deadly weapon, the Washington Post reports.
“Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed a person’s constitutional right to have an abortion. He was also angry over a recent spate of mass shootings, those people said,” WaPo reports.
BREAKING: Armed man arrested near home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh overnight, officials say. Man told authorities he had planned to kill the justice. @PeteWilliamsNBC reports: https://t.co/W3GRDdEs6M pic.twitter.com/XeQW6viULp— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 8, 2022
SCOTUS spokesperson confirms reporting by WaPo this morning: “At approximately 1:50 a.m. today, a man was arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s residence. The man was armed and made threats against Justice Kavanaugh. He was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District.” https://t.co/1bWOgeTuGx— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 8, 2022
“No Supreme Court justice should EVER feel threatened for upholding the Constitution,” Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) tweeted about the story.
No Supreme Court justice should EVER feel threatened for upholding the Constitution. https://t.co/AuAxDlZ0Po— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) June 8, 2022
This is a developing story.