CNN and other media outlets defended illegal protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices while laying blame on Republicans for pushing a California man to the brink of following through on his plans to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his Maryland home.
The would-be assassin called 911 near the Kavanaugh residence to turn himself in to authorities. He was found on the scene with a handgun, ammunition, a knife, zip ties, pepper spray, and various tools.
He told a detective who encountered him at the scene that he was upset about the likelihood that the court would reverse Roe v. Wade after the recently leaked draft opinion of the court. He said he was also disturbed by the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
On Wednesday, correspondent Whitney Wild appeared on CNN to blame conservative Americans and Republicans for the “political climate” that pushed the man to take steps toward attempting to kill Justice Kavanaugh.
In describing abortion as an “extremely passionate issue,” Wild said that federal officials have made it clear “over and over” that the risk of violence comes from both sides of the debate. She said that pro-life activists have put the “justices, their staffs, and other members of the judiciary at risk.”
Since the draft opinion was leaked and the violent protests ensued, several Supreme Court justices have needed additional and continuous security at their homes in response to increasing threats against their families, them, and their staff. Radical abortion activists published the home addresses of the conservative members of the court online shortly after the leak occurred.
The Biden White House and powerful Democratic lawmakers have endorsed the protests and encouraged them to continue. Despite a federal law that expressly prohibits protests at the home of federal judges for the purpose of influencing decisions, Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland has not taken steps to arrest or prosecute protesters.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) posted a tweet after the leak that said Democrat activists must go out to “protect abortion rights by any means necessary.” She added in her call to action that the current situation “is an emergency.”
Various churches and pregnancy resource centers have been hit by terroristic fire bombings and acts of vandalism. Terror group Jane’s Revenge claimed responsibility for setting a pro-life facility on fire in Buffalo after the draft opinion was leaked.