Washington Increases Security Ahead of Potential Threats With Roe Ruling

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It could be the perfect storm as protests related to abortion and gun laws might bring thousands of people to Washington. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger says there’s threats.

“There’s, I think, a lot of vitriol,” said Chief Tom.

The Supreme Court has a month left in its term and 30 cases to rule on including the possible overturning of Roe v Wade. Homeland Security is warning this summer could be violent.

But the chaos has already begun. Just this week, a California man was arrested after he told police he wanted to kill a Supreme Court Justice and then kill himself, he said, to give his life purpose.

The suspect was upset over the leak of that draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the possibility that the court could loosen gun laws.

Authorities say the man went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home with a gun, zip ties and other tools. But after seeing two deputy U.S. Marshals outside, he called 9-1-1 on himself.

“This kind of behavior is obviously behavior that we will not tolerate,” said AG Merrick Garland. “Threats of violence and actual violence against the justices of course strike at the heart of our democracy.”

According to law enforcement, threats are coming from both sides of the abortion debate.