Update (1500ET): A look at the blog of David Depape, the Berkeley man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer, reveals that Depape made several religious-based posts in 2007. Then, it sat dormant for 15 years, after which he began posting in late August. The new material features YouTube videos, memes and odd headlines with no commentary attached.
So in Pelosi’s house in his underwear, alone with her husband while she was away… https://t.co/r4ouRl2AoU— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 28, 2022
As far as ideology - Depape's activities and postings don't provide a clear picture.
They are really trying to pass this guy off as MAGA.— I Am Leah (@Bossy_Leah) October 28, 2022
Reportedly Paul Pelosi attacker is David Depape — a Castro supporting nudist transient from Berkeley CA (he’s on the far LEFT literally and figuratively) pic.twitter.com/nR46npzcM6— Lidia Curanaj (@LidiaNews) October 28, 2022
Suspect, on the same day last week he urged Trump to make Tulsi Gabbard his VP nominee, posted a photo of a gas chamber, pic.twitter.com/U284xrfe7N— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) October 28, 2022
People are rushing to describe the suspect in the Pelosi attack as politically motivated, but the evidence so far suggests that he suffered from serious mental illness and drug addiction and lacked any coherent political ideologyhttps://t.co/0tKZwACaBA— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) October 28, 2022
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Update (1330ET): While we wait for the SFPD press conference (scroll down for live feed), the suspect in Paul Pelosi's attack has been identified as 42-year-old David Depape, possibly of Berkeley, according to the SF Chronicle and WSJ.
San Francisco Police confirm that the suspect in the Pelosi attack is David Depape. pic.twitter.com/lOORNrP5zi— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 28, 2022
VIDEO: Over the home of Speaker Nancy Pelosi - shows a shattered window - where the suspect who broke into the home and attacked Paul Pelosi may have gotten in.— Ryan Yamamoto (@RyanKPIX) October 28, 2022
Story here: https://t.co/cc78vzvAkQ@KPIXtv #kpix #NancyPelosi pic.twitter.com/Y7nfbwoEnq
Depape will reportedly be charged with attempted homicide.
Here's what we know:— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) October 28, 2022
• The assailant used a hammer and targeted the Pelosi home in San Francisco.
• A suspect has been identified as David Depape, possibly of Berkeley.
• Paul Pelosi was hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery.
Read more: https://t.co/3uCI5fpOJ7 pic.twitter.com/TOPR7rb6MF
The suspected attacker has espoused extreme right wing views on social media, including conspiracy theories about Covid-19, according to one of the law enforcement officials. W/ @nataliewsj @ZushaElinson https://t.co/xmd6ryr3rQ— Sadie Gurman (@sgurman) October 28, 2022
Meanwhile, Pelosi is reportedly undergoing brain surgery following the attack, and has suffered bruising, severe swelling and other injuries.
Can we take a moment to appreciate how the “YOU DONT NEED A GUN TO STOP A HOME INVASION” folks literally had a home invader wrestle their own hammer off them to use against them. pic.twitter.com/V7hRi1MmwQ— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 28, 2022
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Update (1310ET): The San Francisco Police are holding a press conference to discuss the attack.
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Update (1223ET): More details are trickling in from the Paul Pelosi's assault.
CNN reports that the assailant was looking for the Speaker, and allegedly shouted "Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?"
Huge breaking news: The assailant who attacked Paul Pelosi in his San Francisco home reportedly shouted "Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?" before attacking him with a hammer, per CNN's @jamiegangel. pic.twitter.com/rCz29daWAO— The Recount (@therecount) October 28, 2022
AP also reports that Pelosi suffered blunt force injuries to his head and body, and that the yet-to-be-identified assailant used a hammer, according to law enforcement sources.
Meanwhile, Capitol Police have obtained video of the attack according to CNN, and may ramp up protection for lawmakers' families.
And according to a statement by the US Capitol Police, "Special Agents with the USCP’s California Field Office quickly arrived on scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation."
The USCP, FBI and SF Police are launching a joint investigation into the break-in.
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Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was violently assaulted after someone broke into their San Francisco home overnight.
"Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi," reads a statement on the Speaker's website from spokesman Drew Hammill.
"The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time."
The left, of course, has already started blaming Republicans for the home invasion in [checks notes] crime-ridden San Francisco.
It's always the Pharisees who most loudly wear their godliness who project their vile and violent lies and fantasies onto the rest of us.— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) October 28, 2022
We know who are the truly virtuous.
And who are anything but. https://t.co/dmMOhDgYmn
This is extremely irresponsible of you. You have no clue what the motivation of the attacker was. Crime is through the roof in San Francisco just like it is in all Democrat run cities. Do I need to remind you how Rand Paul was beaten? How Steve Scalise was shot? I can keep going. https://t.co/iKArG9Nqtq— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 28, 2022
Or, maybe it was linked to Nancy Pelosi's high-profile visit to Taiwan, widely considered a provocation?
This isn't the first time the Pelosis have come under attack in San Francisco. In 2021, vandals spray painted their house and left a severed pig's head in front of their garage.
Meanwhile, this just hasn't been Paul Pelosi's year - having been busted for a DUI (for which he avoided jail time). He's also been on a bit of a cold streak investment-wise, coinciding with national attention on the Pelosis' years-long hot streak.
Would Paul have been safer if he'd gone to jail for that DUI?
Paul Pelosi was too drunk to even walk. He could’ve seriously hurt someone. Here’s his DUI video. pic.twitter.com/G1XaD8LkEY— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 23, 2022
The Pelosis are 'requesting privacy' at this time.