Man with gun and knife arrested near Justice Kavanaugh’s home, as Biden predicts “mini revolution” if Roe v. Wade overturned, Majority say Trump not responsible for Jan. 6, House passes slew of gun bills and more in politics.
A man armed with a gun and a knife was arrested overnight near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the individual called 911 on himself, law enforcement officials said, NBC reported.
Officials identified the man as Nicholas John Roske, 26, who was armed with a handgun, a knife, pepper spray, and burglary tools and also dressed in all-black and carrying a backpack and a suitcase.
Roske got out of the cab in front of Kavanaugh’s home shortly after 1 AM ET on Wednesday, where he was spotted by deputy US marshals. Roske looked at the officers, then started walking down the street in the opposite direction, and then called 911 on himself, according to the criminal complaint.
Police stopped Roske a block away from Kavanaugh’s home, and when police detained him, he told them he was there to kill the Supreme Court justice, officials said.
In an NBC poll released earlier this week, less than half of Americans believe Trump is “solely or mainly responsible” for the riot at the capitol on January 6, 2021. In a similar poll taken in January 2021, the majority, 52%, put the core of the blame on Trump. But now, in a May 2022 poll, a majority believe Trump was not responsible. A minority of Americans polled, 45%, believe Trump was solely/mainly responsible.
During an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, which currently guarantees abortion access as a constitutional right, would be “ridiculous” and predicted that a “mini revolution” would ensue, The Hill reported.
“I don’t think the country will stand for it,” Biden said. “If in fact the decision comes down the way it does, and these states impose the limitations they’re talking about, it’s going to cause a mini revolution and they’re going to vote these folks out of office.”
The nationwide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline exceeded $5 per gallon on Thursday, crossing a new milestone, according to the latest statistics from GasBuddy. The national average is $4.970, according to the other trusted yardstick AAA, which showed 20 states at or over the $5 mark.
Earlier this week, FOXBusiness reported that national gas prices have more than doubled since Biden took office. The average price for a gallon of gas was $2.39 on January 20, 2021.
The House passed a slew of new gun and ammunition measures on Wednesday, part of a legislative package entitled “The Protecting Our Kids Act.” The bill passed in a 223-204 vote, with five Republicans joining all but two Democrats in support, NBC reported. Among the measures include raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21.
The package now heads to the evenly split Senate, where it is expected to face a stiff challenge.
Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of key senators said a gun deal was within reach, but without President Biden’s “wish list,” the Washington Post reported. Senate negotiators are likely seeking to craft a narrower scope that can win enough bipartisan support to overcome a GOP filibuster.