‘Violence from both sides’: CNN downplays attempted murder of Kavanaugh, perp got address off internet

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A CNN reporter downplayed the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by attributing the perpetrator’s actions to “both sides” of the political aisle, despite evidence showing that recent abortion-related violence, from attempted murder to vandalism and harassment, has been entirely one-sided.

“This is an extremely passionate issue. There are emotions on both sides. Federal officials have made clear over and over they believe the risk truly comes from both sides of this abortion debate,” CNN’s Whitney Wild reported early Wednesday afternoon after the perpetrator’s arrest.

“People are angry. They might seek to use the abortion ruling as a justification to cause violence. And that puts the Supreme Court justices, their staffs and other members of the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, at risk,” she added.

While it’s true that federal officials within the Biden administration have claimed that abortion-related violence stemming from the Supreme Court’s potential repeal of Roe v. Wade will originate from both sides, thus far the violence has been one-sided.

In recent weeks, churches and pregnancy centers have been hit with acts of vandalism in Washington State, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, D.C., etc.

There have been no acts of vandalism perpetrated against abortion clinics. Likewise, nobody on the right has been arrested for threatening to kill a Supreme Court justice.

Regarding the attempted murder of Kavanaugh, the suspect, Nicholas John Roske, 26, was arrested around 1:50 am Wednesday morning outside the justice’s home.

On him, authorities found “a black tactical chest rig and tactical knife, a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch, crow bar, pistol light, duct tape, hiking boots with padding on the outside of the soles, and other items,” according to CBS News.

“After he was transported to the police department in Bethesda, Roske told a detective he was upset about the recent leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in a blockbuster abortion case and the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,” CBS News reported.

He told the authorities that he “began thinking about how to give his life purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet,” according to court documents reviewed by the New York Post.

Roske was charged with attempted murder late Wednesday.

As to where exactly he obtained Kavanaugh’s address, what’s known is that last month a far-left group, Ruth Sent Us, published the home addresses of all of the high court’s conservative justices and began signing up attendees to protest outside their homes.

What’s also known is that when then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki was questioned about the group’s actions, she shrugged with indifference, saying she has no “official U.S. government position on where people protest.”

If anything, she defended the group.

“I think we shouldn’t lose the point here: The reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights that have been law for 50 years. Their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own healthcare are at risk. That’s why people are protesting. They’re unhappy. They’re scared,” she said.

To the president’s credit, he did at least condemn Roske’s attempted murder of Kavanaugh.

“The president condemns the actions of this individual in strong terms and is grateful to law enforcement for quickly taking him into custody,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reportedly told reporters aboard Air Force One.

“As the president has consistently made clear, public officials, including judges, must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety or that of their families, and any threats of violence or attempts to intimidate judges have no place in our society.”

But the president has not, in fact, made it “consistently” clear that SCOTUS judges should be free from “threats of violence or attempts to intimidate judges,” as evidenced by his administration’s lack of an  “official” position on Ruth Sent Us’s behavior.

And indeed, just hours after Roske’s arrest, members of Ruth Sent Us started protesting outside Kavanaugh’s home all over again:


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