Several Republican lawmakers immediately condemned the threat at Kavanaugh’s home, repeating previous calls for punishment over the draft leak. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) tweeted Wednesday that President Joe Biden should “condemn illegal protesting at justices’ homes, and pledge to protect every member of the Court from these escalating and dangerous threats.”
“Attacks on and threats toward Supreme Court officials have gone on for too long,” Lee added.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, lauded the Montgomery County Police Department for “quickly acting to apprehend the suspect,” noting that he and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, also a Republican, “will continue to partner with both federal and local law enforcement officials to help ensure these residential areas are secure.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the “disturbing” incident evinces why the Senate unanimously passed the Supreme Court security bill weeks ago that was later blocked in the Democratic-controlled House.