The man accused of attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband carried zip ties with him when he broke into the couple’s San Francisco home, according to a person briefed on the investigation, in what is the latest parallel to the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021.
The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the Pelosi case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday.
The attack on Democratic leader’s 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, less than two weeks before before the Nov. 8 election that will determine control of Congress was a jarring reminder of the nation’s toxic political climate.
Police said the suspect, identified as David DePape, 42, confronted Paul Pelosi in the family’s Pacific Heights home early Friday and, the AP has reported, demanded to know, “Where is Nancy?”
The two men struggled over a hammer before officers responding to a 911 call to the home saw DePape strike Paul Pelosi at least once, police said. DePape was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, elder abuse and burglary. He is expected to be arraigned early in the coming week.
Eerie echoes of the Jan. 6 riot were apparent in the Paul Pelosi assault.
Rioters who swarmed the Capitol trying to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory over Donald Trump roamed the halls and shouted loud calls demanding “Where’s Nancy?” Some in the siege were seen inside the Capitol carrying zip ties.
The violent attack on a congressional leader’s family comes as threats to lawmakers and other political officials are at all-time highs today.
Nancy Pelosi was in Washington when he husband was attacked. She soon returned to San Francisco, where he husband was hospitalized. He had surgery for a skull fracture, and suffered other injuries to his arms and hands, her office said.
“Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop,” she said in a letter late Saturday to colleagues. “We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.”
Paul Pelosi remains hospitalized and “continues to improve,” she told colleagues.
October 30, 2022 at 1:05 pm
This is another example of the Republican Party’s wreck-less rhetoric manifested into actual violence. This is who the GOP, even DeSantis have stirred the hornets of their followers (cult). It’s sad so many people are primitive and can’t think on their own
October 31, 2022 at 1:14 pm
There are other examples of the Democrat Party’s wreck-less rhetoric manifested into actual violence. This is who the Liberals, even Obama have stirred the hornets of their followers (cult). It’s sad so many people are primitive and can’t think on their own.
This works both ways. This is a people problem. People without principles and understanding of Liberty.
THE LAW OF LIBERTY
SUMMATION—Do as you will, but as you do—do no harm and be of maximum help to yourself, your property, and that of others along with you and yours.
RIGHTS—you have the God-given God-endowed (or “nature” if you prefer) RIGHT to do as you will with your Person and Property, within the bounds of certain restrictions and obligations.
RESTRICTIONS—you do NOT have a “right” to harm or threaten to harm the Person or Property of any man (or woman or child—if you need those words as well) except in the Defense of the Liberty of the Person or Property of yourself and others.
OBLIGATIONS—you have a God-given God-endowed obligation and Demand of Liberty within you to be useful, helpful, and beneficial to the Person and Property of yourself and others—and—to do so with all of your spiritual, soulful, and physical might being so first, most, and most often.
FURTHERMORE—these rights, restrictions, and obligations stand above any and all man-made law that would attempt either to urge or validate your restriction from harmfulness or prevent your obligation to usefulness and helpfulness. All such law is immoral and a tyranny against your personal Liberty.
THEREFORE—men and governments which create and then enforce immoral law become immoral and tyrants practicing tyranny against your Liberty and the Liberty of others within their presumed region of control.
October 30, 2022 at 1:40 pm
We had Q-Shaman 1.0. Now Q-Shaman 2.0. Perhaps Tom will be Q-Shaman 3.0? Declare Q-Anon a terrorist threat and eliminate the terrorists. It’s that simple.
October 30, 2022 at 2:35 pm
Republicans and Donald Trump gave these anarchist a voice.
You need to look no further than candidates in Arizona to see their master plan!
Republicans are America’s biggest problem!
Vote Republicans out of office!
October 30, 2022 at 3:47 pm
This wasn’t an “attack”. It was an ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT on the SOTH. David DePape is not insane–he is a Q-nut MAGAt who came prepared to kill Pelosi. He was just following orders of Trump, Tucker, MTG…
The usual Q-Chorus plus Elon Musk are repeating to the MAGA moRONs: “The Awful Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Drunk Again, And In a Dispute With a Male Prostitute Early Friday Morning.” Fox and Newsmax are busy convincing their viewers that the attempted assassination was “staged” or the fault of the Pelosis and Biden.
The CULT needs to go!
October 30, 2022 at 3:51 pm
Tom is gonna be the next Q-Shaman. Need FP to turn in Q-Tom’s IP address to police before he kills someone important.
October 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm
What a stretch! If a first baseman stretched that far he’d split his pants up to his chin.
I guess the AP allows their kool-ade drinking reporters to have a freer hand on he weekends. Maybe he’s trying out for The Onion.
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