The Supreme Court reported on Wednesday that an armed man was arrested on Tuesday night near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s residence. The event occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m., at the time the subject threatened Kavanaugh.
“The California man, in his 20s, was armed with a gun and a knife, according to a law enforcement official. The man, whose identity has not been released, arrived in a taxi early in the morning and told law enforcement officers he wanted to kill Kavanaugh,” the Associated Press reported.
Reactions to the Brett Kavanaugh’s attack
Congressional candidate Vernon Jones said situations like this are not acceptable in any civil society and accused Chuck Schumer of promoting violence in a video that went viral on social media.
The situation comes at a time when Supreme Court justices have been threatened after a leaked draft on abortion came to light, according to which it would be up to each of the states across the U.S. to make a decision on the issue.
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Despite the fact that justices had received death threats, Jen Psaki, then White House spokeswoman, encouraged to continue protesting outside the justices’ homes by pro-abortion groups.
“I know that there’s an outrage right now, I guess, about protests that have been peaceful to date — and we certainly continue to encourage that — outside of judges’ homes. And that’s the President’s position,” Psaki said during her usual press conference.