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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is forced to escape D.C. steakhouse with his security detail after pro-abortion protesters ‘harassed’ him during dinner and told the manager to throw him out

By Dailymail.com Reporter

  • Kavanaugh was eating dinner this week when activists showed up at the venue
  • They told the manager to kick him out, forcing him to escape via the back door
  • Comes amid nationwide fury at the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade 
  • Latest incident against Kavanaugh comes less than a month after a man was charged with turning up at his home and threatening to kill him 

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to sneak out of a Washington D.C. steakhouse this week when he was confronted by pro-abortion protesters.

Kavanaugh was having dinner at Morton’s when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade.

The justice was then forced to leave through the back door, Politico’s Playbook reported, as fury continues to spread across the country over the court’s recent decisions on gun rights and abortion.

The latest targeting of Kavanaugh also comes less than a month after a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder for traveling from California to his Maryland home and threatening to kill him.

In a statement to Politico, Morton’s said: ‘Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant.

‘Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner.

‘There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.’

ShutDownDC, a protest group, tweeted on Wednesday that Kavanaugh ‘snuck out the back with his security detail’, and criticized Morton’s for ‘welcoming a man who so clearly hates women’.

Protesters have turned up at the homes of the justices and singled them out in the weeks since the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.

Members of Congress have demanded more security for the nine members of the highest court. A bill was signed last month to extend protection to their families, but there are still fears for their safety.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh’s home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement.

He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge in a trial set to begin on August 23.

If convicted if faces life in prison.

According to an FBI affidavit, Roske had flown from California to Washington and was spotted arriving at Kavanaugh’s home in the middle of the night on June 8, CBS reported.

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Kavanaugh was having dinner at Morton's when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade. The restaurant slammed the protesters for 'harassing' him

Kavanaugh was having dinner at Morton’s when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade. The restaurant slammed the protesters for ‘harassing’ him

Cops stand outside of Brett Kavanaugh's home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, as protesters surrounded it amid fury over the impending Roe v. Wade decision

Cops stand outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, as protesters surrounded it amid fury over the impending Roe v. Wade decision

He was carrying a suitcase armed with a Glock-17 pistol, two magazine clips, a speed loader, a tactical knife, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch and a crowbar.

Shortly after arriving on the scene, however, police said he called 911 saying he was having suicidal thoughts, telling the operator that he was going to kill Kavanaugh and then himself because he did not expect to get away with the crime.

Roske was quickly taken into custody following the call and allegedly confessed to investigators that he was upset about the leaked Supreme Court draft decision indicating that Kavanaugh and his fellow conservative justices were poised to overturn Roe V. Wade and women’s federal right to abortions.

Investigators added that Roske told them that he believed Kavanaugh would loosen gun laws in the country in the wake of the deadly Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.

‘Roske stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice,’ according to the affidavit.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh's home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement
He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge and his due to stand trial in August

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh’s home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement. He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge and his due to stand trial in August

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to sneak out of a Washington D.C. steakhouse this week when he was confronted by pro-abortion protesters.

Kavanaugh was having dinner at Morton’s when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade.

The justice was then forced to leave through the back door, Politico’s Playbook reported, as fury continues to spread across the country over the court’s recent decisions on gun rights and abortion.

The latest targeting of Kavanaugh also comes less than a month after a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder for traveling from California to his Maryland home and threatening to kill him.

In a statement to Politico, Morton’s said: ‘Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant.

‘Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner.

‘There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.’

ShutDownDC, a protest group, tweeted on Wednesday that Kavanaugh ‘snuck out the back with his security detail’, and criticized Morton’s for ‘welcoming a man who so clearly hates women’.

Protesters have turned up at the homes of the justices and singled them out in the weeks since the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.

Members of Congress have demanded more security for the nine members of the highest court. A bill was signed last month to extend protection to their families, but there are still fears for their safety.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh’s home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement.

He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge in a trial set to begin on August 23.

If convicted if faces life in prison.

According to an FBI affidavit, Roske had flown from California to Washington and was spotted arriving at Kavanaugh’s home in the middle of the night on June 8, CBS reported.

Kavanaugh was having dinner at Morton's when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade. The restaurant slammed the protesters for 'harassing' him

Kavanaugh was having dinner at Morton’s when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade. The restaurant slammed the protesters for ‘harassing’ him

Cops stand outside of Brett Kavanaugh's home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, as protesters surrounded it amid fury over the impending Roe v. Wade decision

Cops stand outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, as protesters surrounded it amid fury over the impending Roe v. Wade decision

He was carrying a suitcase armed with a Glock-17 pistol, two magazine clips, a speed loader, a tactical knife, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, screwdriver, nail punch and a crowbar.

Shortly after arriving on the scene, however, police said he called 911 saying he was having suicidal thoughts, telling the operator that he was going to kill Kavanaugh and then himself because he did not expect to get away with the crime.

Roske was quickly taken into custody following the call and allegedly confessed to investigators that he was upset about the leaked Supreme Court draft decision indicating that Kavanaugh and his fellow conservative justices were poised to overturn Roe V. Wade and women’s federal right to abortions.

Investigators added that Roske told them that he believed Kavanaugh would loosen gun laws in the country in the wake of the deadly Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.

‘Roske stated that he began thinking about how to give his life a purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice,’ according to the affidavit.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh's home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement
He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge and his due to stand trial in August

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh’s home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement. He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge and his due to stand trial in August

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