We reported Tuesday on something few in the mainstream media have bothered to point out, and that is the fact that President Biden has not directly commented a single time on the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which the suspect at the center of the plot – 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske – reportedly planned to carry out in the wee-hours of June 8th.
To recap, rather than Biden himself speaking out to condemn Roske for his plan to murder a member of our nation’s highest court because he feared Roe v. Wade was about to be overturned, we’ve gotten statements from his spokespeople who have said he condemns Roske and believes “threats of violence or attempts to intimidate justices have no place in our society.”
It’s a very odd and some would say contrarian position Biden has taken when one considers how he, along with other Democrats and their allies in the MSM, never wastes an opportunity to proclaim that the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot was a coordinated plan to disrupt democratic norms, something they say happened as a result of former President Donald Trump’s allegedly deliberate attempt to “incite” rioters into action, and also considering how Biden has repeatedly lied in suggesting Capitol police officers were killed in the line of duty on that day.
If someone’s death or potential death is an important enough part of these types of stories – and it most certainly is – they why hasn’t the supposed leader of the free world stepped to the mic and forcefully rebuked Roske in no uncertain terms?
On the other hand, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis showed what actual leadership looks like Wednesday during a Fox News interview where he brought up how neither the media nor the left had given the Kavanaugh plot story much air time despite the fact that it was an important one to focus on for some of the same reasons Democrats gave on the surface, at least, about why they were spending so much time focusing on Jan. 6th.
Political violence from the Left is motivated by the desire to change the outcome of decisions they don't like. It is completely antithetical to the rule of law and there is no place for it in the United States. pic.twitter.com/KF1OqcaeuR
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) June 22, 2022
That’s the response Joe Biden should have given immediately after the story broke two weeks ago. But he didn’t, and the reasons why are pretty clear, in my opinion: It’s a crucial midterm election year and one where Democrats are expected to get trounced. Biden, in a nutshell, is – along with his fellow Dems and media accomplices – willing to look the other way on this plot so as to not alienate base voters at a time when they desperately need them to show up at the ballot box.
Not only that, but in comparing various aspects of this plot to the Capitol riot, some have made convincing arguments that the plan to kill Kavanugh is actually much worse because obviously Roske admittedly wanted to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice. Though violence did take place during the Jan. 6 riot, to this day there has not been one credible claim made in court or anywhere else that anyone who breached the Capitol did so with the intent to kill, much less strike down an elected official.
So if we play by the left’s rules on this from start to finish, they should be jumping off their moral high horses and issuing apologies for their encouragement of the “protests” outside of the Justices homes because in the eyes of some that is the equivalent of “incitement,” the very thing Democrats accused Trump of in their impeachment papers.
But as we all know at this point, if Democrats didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all, because not only do they not hold themselves to the ones they hold Republicans to, but the media lets them skate by on these matters as well.
In any event, kudos to Ron DeSantis for pointing out what Joe Biden should have about Roske’s plan to kill Kavanaugh but didn’t. It’s what real leaders do, but unfortunately Joe Biden is not a leader in any meaningful sense of the word.