The pro-abortion rights protest group that exposed the home addresses of the six Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices is trying to rewrite history following Wednesday’s failed assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The group, Ruth Sent Us, shut down the website it had posted the addresses to shortly after news broke Wednesday that the would-be assassin told police he found Kavanaugh’s home address on the internet and planned to kill the justice in part because he was upset over the court’s expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Ruth Sent Us falsely denied ever publishing the justice’s address on its website on Wednesday and scoffed at the severity of the charges, tweeting: “It just wasn’t a serious assassination attempt.”
NICHOLAS JOHN ROSKE ARRESTED OUTSIDE BRETT KAVANAUGH’S HOME WITH CHILLING ARSENAL OF WEAPONS
Nicholas John Roske of California was charged with attempted murder after he was arrested near Kavanaugh’s home in the early hours of Wednesday morning with a Glock 17 pistol, ammunition, a knife, zip ties, pepper spray, duct tape, and other items.
Armed man called the police on himself. He didn’t even go to Kavanaugh’s street.
No matter how much you wish it, it just wasn’t a serious assassination attempt, so it’s not getting media attention.
— Ruth Sent Us 🪧 (@RuthSentUs) June 9, 2022
It’s not clear why the group’s website was taken offline Wednesday. Ruth Sent Us did not return a request for comment.
Ruth Sent Us said Wednesday it was “committed to non-violence” and said it had no role in sending the foiled assassin to Kavanaugh’s home. The group said it would continue to protest outside Kavanaugh’s home after Roske’s arrest.
The group vehemently denied publishing the home addresses of the justices on its website, issuing multiple tweets that it is not to be blamed for disclosing Kavanaugh’s address, which they said is widely available on Twitter.
The group added that if people search Twitter hard enough, they’ll also find “summer home addressees” for the conservative Supreme Court justices.
Search for “Kavanaugh address” on this bird app. His address has been out for years. Repeat for the other fundamentalists; you’ll find their summer home addresses too. 😏
— Ruth Sent Us 🪧 (@RuthSentUs) June 8, 2022
The group’s claim it did not publish the home addresses of the six Republican justices is demonstrably false.
ABORTION RIGHTS GROUP DOXXES SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, OFFERS STIPENDS FOR PROTESTS
Days after Politico published a leaked draft decision on May 2 showing the court was slated to overturn Roe v. Wade, Ruth Sent Us published a Google Map on its website that contained the precise home addresses for Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas as well as the streets that Justices Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito live on.
“Where the six Christian fundamentalist Justices issue their shadow docket rulings,” the map stated.
Ruth Sent Us offered to fund protesters to create artwork to be used in its protests outside the justices’ homes.
“Are you a muralist or chalk artist? Are you a graphic designer who would like to contribute remotely? Large-scale art will be included in the protests against the Supreme Court. Stipends available,” the group’s website stated.
Google ultimately removed the map for violating its terms of service.
It’s not clear who is in charge of Ruth Sent Us or how the group is funded. Available records suggest it is closely tied to another activist group called Vigil for Democracy, which was identified as the sponsor of the map that was posted on Ruth Sent Us’s website.
Vigil for Democracy has raised a paltry $512.15 from its Open Collective fundraising page.
Ruth Sent Us’s website was registered by Sam Spiegel, the treasurer for Unseat PAC, a political action committee that raised $377 in 2017, according to Federal Election Committee filings.
The P.O. Box listed in Unseat PAC’s FEC filings is the same as the one listed in Ruth Sent Us’s website registration, according to records first reported by the Federalist.