Kayleigh McEnany was widely roasted online after she claimed that "the left" has not dedicated time to covering the "assassination" of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
McEnany, who rose to prominence in her capacity as White House Press Secretary under former President Donald Trump, made the remarks during an interview with Fox News, which quickly garnered attention on social media.
You can hear what she said in the video below.
McEnany's remarks came over a month since California man Nicholas John Roske to Kavanaugh's home in Maryland with plans to break into the home, murder Kavanaugh, and kill himself. Roske abandoned the plan after spotting United States marshals outside Kavanaugh's home and turned himself into the authorities.
Roske said his attempt to murder Kavanaugh stemmed from dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, as well as the potential for the Court to loosen gun control laws under the Second Amendment. At the time of his arrest, he was armed with several weapons; he has since been charged with attempted murder.
Assassination is defined as the murder of a prominent or important person, such as a head of state, head of government, politician, member of a royal family, or CEO.
Kavanaugh wasn't actually killed, so McEnany's declaration prompted many to joke that she'd broken possibly the biggest story of the year.
Following the attempt on Kavanaugh's life, the House of Representatives approved a bill to bolster security for Supreme Court justices and their families. The bill passed by a wide margin mere weeks after the Senate had already approved it.
Shortly afterward, the bill was sent to the desk of President Joe Biden, who signed it into law. Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman, told the press that Biden "has consistently made clear, public officials — including judges — must be able to fulfill their duties without concern for their personal safety or that of their families."