Pelosi Paul Attack Controversy Explained

Pelosi Paul Attack Controversy Explained

Pelosi Paul Attack – Paul Pelosi, US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s husband and a successful American businessman, was attacked with a hammer at their California home on Friday. A skull fracture has landed Paul Pelosi in the hospital, but he is expected to recover fully.

Although Paul told authorities he had never seen the suspect before, he has been the subject of wild and unfounded allegations of a homosexual affair in conservative forums since he was attacked as conservatives question the attacker’s history with a nudist group, the attack’s timing, and the police’s version of events.

Pelosi Paul Attack Controversy Explained

Pelosi Paul Attack
Pelosi Paul Attack

The federal complaint states that DePape, at around 2:00 a.m. local time on Friday, broke into the Pelosi residence with a hammer in the affluent Pacific Heights section of San Francisco.

The burglar went to the bedroom where 82-year-old Paul Pelosi was sleeping and wanted to speak with “Nancy.”

According to the complaint, DePape indicated he would wait even after being assured that Nancy Pelosi would not be home for several days. He then allegedly began removing zip ties from his backpack in preparation for tying up Paul.

The lawsuit states that Paul Pelosi told DePape he had to use the restroom and went to retrieve his mobile phone and dial 911 from the restroom, leaving the line open so the operator could hear him and realize something was wrong.

DePape informed police that Paul Pelosi did not recognize DePape but that he could be a “friend.”

Moments later, two police officers entered the house and saw DePape and Paul Pelosi squabbling over a hammer. DePape allegedly took custody of the hammer after the officers ordered the guys to put it down and swung it, hitting Paul Pelosi in the head.

Upon noticing that Pelosi was unconscious on the floor, the cops quickly subdued and disarmed DePape.

According to the complaint, the police also recovered a second hammer, tape, white rope, zip ties, and a pair of rubber and cloth gloves from the site.

Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, said in a statement that Paul Pelosi was hit at least twice with the hammer during the incident, was taken to the hospital, and had successful surgery on Friday to heal a skull fracture and major injuries to his right arm and hands. Hammill has indicated that the speaker’s husband will fully recover despite suffering serious injuries.

DePape told police that he intended to kidnap and speak with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi before using her as bait to lure a third person and assured authorities he would let Nancy go if she told the truth and threatened to break “her kneecaps” if she lied.

DePape told police he is confident Nancy Pelosi had not given the truth because she is the leader of the pack regarding Democratic Party lying and indicated that fracturing her kneecaps meant the speaker would have to be wheeled into Congress as a warning to other party members..

Who is DePape?

David DePape
David DePape

On Monday, David DePape, 42, was charged with assaulting Paul and attempting to kidnap Nancy.

Even though DePape had a difficult upbringing, some claim he was born in Canada to loving parents. Earlier in his life, DePape signed up as a Green Party member, started making hemp jewelry, and joined a nudist organization. He allegedly spread internet conspiracy theories, including accusations that COVID-19 was a deception and that the 2020 election was hijacked.

When federal agents went to DePape’s garage home to execute a search warrant, they allegedly discovered two hammers, a sword, a pair of rubber and fabric gloves, and a source with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, meaning that DePape had been in the United States unlawfully for a long period due to a visa overstay.

Reporters spoke to neighbors of DePape, who was living in a garage in Richmond, California, and were told that he was a reclusive and peculiar man.

Concerning DePape’s political leanings, they said he had recently been affected by conservative media and was increasingly drawn to new right talking points. One neighbor who had worked with DePape on a construction site said he was astonished but not completely unsurprised by the attack.

Charges on DePape for Pelosi Paul Attack

Charges on DePape for Pelosi Paul Attack
Charges on DePape for Pelosi Paul Attack

David DePape has been charged with multiple felonies for the attack that left Paul Pelosi with a fractured skull and other injuries.

He is being investigated on multiple federal levels in addition to the state level, which may land him in prison for 13 years to life, while federal charges could land him in prison for decades.

On Tuesday, he will most likely be formally charged and arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court.

On Monday, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins held a press conference to announce the indictments, which include attempted murder, house burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse.

Based on what DePape had revealed, Jenkins concluded that the attack had been “politically motivated.” Court filings state that DePape threatened to kidnap House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, referring to her as the “leader of the pack of lies” propagated by the Democrats.

The reactions of the public

Even Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, Kari Lake, seemed to make light of the attack, commenting that Nancy’s residence doesn’t have much protection, but she claims the kids are secure in school.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. posted an image of a hammer with some underwear and said that his Paul Pelosi Halloween costume was ready.

Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO, provided an entirely speculative opinion about the attack on Sunday, just as the problem took on a political overtone.

According to a tweet from Musk, there might be more to this story than meets the eye. By Sunday afternoon, though, Elon Musk had deleted the contentious Tweet, but with Over 86,000 likes and 24,000 retweets, enough people had already seen it.

Nonetheless, several high-profile Republicans have spoken out against the attack, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell among them. Others, such as former President Donald Trump, have been less forceful in their condemnation.

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