Disturbing, New Details Emerge About Suspect in Assassination Attempt of Justice Kavanaugh

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The 26-year-old suspect charged with trying to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has some extremely disturbing content on Reddit. He went by the name of Nicholas John Roske, but the Reddit posts show that now he identifies as a “male-to-female,” “trans gamer girl” named “Sophie.”


Roske is from Simi Valley, California. On June 8, he was arrested near Kavanaugh’s Maryland home. According to the criminal complaint, the suspect had a suitcase and backpack containing a tactical knife, Glock 17 with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, screwdriver, crowbar, pistol light, duct tape, a hammer, nail punch, hiking boots, and chest rig, among other items.

The “reasoning” Roske gave for being in front of Kavanaugh’s home with all those items was due to the then-potential overturning of Roe v. Wade. An FBI application for a search warrant said Roske’s Reddit, Discord, and Google accounts showed evidence of Roske threatening to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice and murder a United States judge.

On February 22, 2021, Roske posted on Reddit:

Warning: posting contains graphic sexual content.

“I am looking for a Daddy to control my sexual life … Give me specifics tasks to do while in locked up and/or daily tasks. Whether this be number of times I have to edge myself, time riding a dildo, watching porn, all three or more! Message me if you want me as your sexual toy to frustrate, humiliate, and control.”

In other posts that were obtained, he called himself “Sophie” and characterized himself as “MtF,” which means male-to-female, and “F4F,” which means female seeking female.


According to the FBI, Roske described himself as a “trans gamer girl” and “sissy slave.”

In another post, Roske wrote:

“If abortion were mandatory for pregnant women, no new people would be born, and thus no new people would experience suffering. If no new people are born, humanity will end and thus human suffering will end … I am aware how radical this view is, but I do hold it sincerely.”

An FBI search warrant application also showed that Roske wanted to kill at least three Supreme Court justices. He wrote:

“Yeah but I could get at least one, which would change the votes for decades to come, and I am shooting for 3 all of the major decisions for the past 10 years have been along party lines so if there are more liberal than conservative judges, they will have the power.”

Roske pleaded not guilty in June to the attempted murder of Kavanaugh. A provisional trial date is set for later in August.


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