Fox News is reporting the startling revelation that the would-be assassin of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Nicholas John Roske, allegedly intended to kill two more conservative justices, according to an FBI search warrant the news organization obtained.
Roske, as you may recall, was arrested in the early hours of June 8 near the home of Justice Kavanaugh. After flying from California and taking a cab to Kavanaugh’s house, he balked when he spotted law enforcement officers standing guard. After exchanging texts with his sister who urged him to turn himself in, he called police and was taken into custody a couple blocks from the Kavanaugh home.
He had a gun, a knife, and pepper spray in his possession when arrested, along with other tools he was going to use to break into the justice’s residence. He has been charged with violations of both state and federal law, and could, if convicted, serve a life sentence in prison.
More has come to light from the FBI investigation into Roske, according to Fox News.
Not only did Roske search the internet for information on “how to be stealthy,” “assassin skills” and the “most effective place to stab someone” in his preparation for the attempt on Kavanaugh’s life, he also spoke about his intentions in an online chat forum.
“im gonna stop roe v wade from being overturned,” Roske told another user on the forum.
“what u tryna do,” the user wrote back.
“remove some people from the Supreme Court,” Roske replied.
When the person he was chatting with told him that his plan wouldn’t accomplish anything, Roske revealed further details.
“yeah but I could get at least one, which would change the votes for decades to come, and I am shooting for 3 all of the major decisions for the past 10 years have been along party lines so if there are more liberal than conservative judges, they will have the power.”
The FBI alleged in the search warrant application that, “Roske said that he used his Reddit account to ask individuals, who were unknown to him, questions in order to refine his plan to kill the Justice.”
Thanks to law enforcement’s presence at Kavanaugh’s home, a grave crime was averted. Now we learn that the danger could have been multiplied several times over, but for the grace of God. Please continue to pray for the safety of the justices and their families.
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