Mere days after the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin warning of political extremism and a coming uptick in violence, a frightening incident has occurred near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In the wee hours of the night, an armed California man was arrested after allegedly plotting to harm Kavanaugh.
The man, described as being in his mid-20s, was found to be carrying at least one weapon and burglary tools, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. Police were apparently notified that the person might pose a threat to the justice, but it was not immediately clear who provided the initial tip, these people said. The man apparently did not make it onto Kavanaugh’s property in Montgomery County but was stopped on a nearby street, these people said.
The reason for the man’s derangement was explained.
Two people familiar with the investigation said the initial evidence indicates that the man was angry about the leaked draft of an opinion by the Supreme Court signaling that the court is preparing to overturn Roe. v. Wade, the 49-year-old decision that guaranteed the constitutional right to have an abortion. He was also angry over a recent spate of mass shootings, these people said.
Thankfully, no one was injured during the arrest, but the moment underscores the severe turbulence that may be arriving in our nation in the months ahead.