Gunman went to Judge Kavanaugh’s home to kill him, officials say

“I call on leaders of both parties in Washington to strongly condemn these actions unequivocally,” said Gov. Hogan, a Republican. “It is vital to our constitutional system that judges can carry out their duties without fear of violence against them and their families.”

At a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the school shooting in Uvalde, Mr Garland said the threat against Judge Kavanaugh was “behaviour we will not tolerate”. He added that last month he had “expedited protection of all judges’ residences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”, and that he had met with the Supreme Court Marshal, the FBI, the US Marshals and his own prosecutors to “ensure every degree of protection available.” is possible.”

“Threats of violence, and actual violence, against judges, of course, strike at the heart of our democracy,” Garland said. “We will do everything we can to prevent them and to hold those who commit them accountable.”

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, said President Biden “condemns the actions of this individual in the strongest terms and is grateful to the police for having quickly taken him into custody”.

“As the president has always made clear, public officials, including judges, must be able to do their jobs without worrying about their personal safety or that of their families,” Ms Jean-Pierre said. “All threats of violence – threats of violence or attempts to intimidate judges – have no place in our society. He said so himself, and we have been powerful from the podium on many occasions .

In a bulletin released Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said that after the release of the leaked draft advisory in the abortion case, abortion rights and anti-abortion advocates ‘encouraged violence’ in public forums, “including against government, religions and reproductive health care personnel and facilities, as well as those with opposing ideologies.