WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2022)– A man was arrested outside of Brett Kavanaugh‘s residence around 1:45am last night. The man had a gun and said he was there to kill Kavanaugh. He was taken into custody without incident.
A man armed with a handgun, knife, and pepper spray was arrested early Wednesday morning near the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, law-enforcement authorities said.
The man told police he was there to kill Kavanaugh, who lives in Chevy Chase, a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C. according to authorities.
The Supreme Court in a statement said: “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,” according to the Supreme Court.”
Senate Republican Communications Center tweeted “MCCONNELL on SCOTUS assassination attempt: This is exactly why the Senate passed legislation very shortly after the leak to enhance the police protection for the Justices and their families. This is commonsense, noncontroversial legislation that passed this chamber unanimously.”
MCCONNELL on SCOTUS assassination attempt: This is exactly why the Senate passed legislation very shortly after the leak to enhance the police protection for the Justices and their families. This is commonsense, noncontroversial legislation that passed this chamber unanimously.— Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) June 8, 2022
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in a statement said that both the U.S. Marshals Service and Montgomery County Police acted “quickly to apprehend the suspect and prevent him from causing any harm.”
The same day, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he was comfortable with the protests as long as they were peaceful.
“My house, there’s protests 3-4 times a week outside my house,” Schumer told reporters.” “That’s the American way, to peacefully protest is okay….So as long as they are peaceful, that’s okay with me.”
Mitch McConnell has condemned Democratic rival Chuck Schumer, who said Republicans and Supreme Court justices who support overturning landmark abortion rights would “pay the price”.
U.S. House of Representative Vernon Jones tweeted “
Last night, a deranged man sought to murder Brett Kavanaugh at his family’s home.— Vernon Jones For Congress (@VernonForGA) June 8, 2022
Following this CLEAR incitement of violence by @chuckschumer, he should be charged as well.
This not acceptable in any civil society. pic.twitter.com/9htw4RQh9H
Source: AP News and CNBC contributed to the article.