Suspect in Kavanaugh assassination attempt “texted sister, who convinced him to call 911, investigators say.”

By Dave Andrusko

While reading the Washington Post this morning, I was surprised to find “Amid tensions over Roe, some antiabortion centers are being attacked.”

As if to diminish the importance, Mary Ziegler, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School specializing in the history of abortion law, said, “It feels like this is a relatively new phenomenon.”  

But there have been many—not “some”—attacks but that’s not the impression you get from Rachel Roube’s account.

But it’s not just pro-life buildings that are being attacked. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was earmarked for assassination by Nicholas John Roske. He reportedly was packed with lethal equipment but, when he approached Justice Kavanaugh’s home, he changed his mind and called 911. Roske told police he was upset by the impending Supreme Court ruling on abortion.

However, a new story has a different explanation: “Suspect in Kavanaugh attempted murder texted sister, who convinced him to call 911, investigators say.”

“The suspect arrived by taxi and observed the U.S. marshals, and he turned around to contemplate his next move,” Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said in a statement to the Washington Post. “This is when he texted his sister and told her of his intentions, and she convinced him to call 911, which he did.”

During the 15-minute call, Roske could be heard saying that he was “having thoughts” and came from California in order to “act on them.” When asked if he had access to weapons, he said he had a firearm that was unloaded  and in a suitcase that was “ziptied shut,” according to Fox News’s Ron Blitzer:

When asked if he needed medical attention, he replied, “I need psychiatric help.”

Police arrived on the scene soon after Roske placed the 911 call. 

It is currently unknown what Roske and his sister said to each other in their text conversation, but police believe it is what led to him abandoning his plans to murder the Supreme Court justice.

Blitzer added

Following the arrest, Roske’s neighbor in California said law enforcement officials raided Roske’s home

“Can’t believe the dude who wanted to kill Brett Kavanaugh was my neighbor,” tweeted David Burgett, who filmed the video from his driveway.