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Pelosi Assailant Wanted To Break House Speaker's Kneecaps

The Department of Justice released an affidavit describing assault and attempted kidnapping charges against David DePape, the man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), The Hill reports. Federal prosecutors say DePape, 42, wanted to hold the Pelosis hostage and hit Paul Pelosi with a hammer, causing serious injuries. DePape told San Francisco police that Nancy Pelosi is the “leader of the pack” of lies spread by Democrats. If she lied to him, DePape vowed to break “her kneecaps." She would then have to be wheeled into Congress, which would show other Members of Congress there were consequences to actions,” he said.


“[Paul] Pelosi stated that his wife would not be home for several days and then DEPAPE reiterated that he would wait,” the federal affidavit says. DEPAPE started taking out twist ties from his pocket so that he could restrain Pelosi,” the affidavit reads. The affidavit said DePape broke through a glass door to enter the Pelosis’ house. The suspect said it was "a difficult task that required the use of a hammer.” DePape was carrying zip ties, a roll of tape, a white rope and at least one additional hammer, in addition to a pair of rubber and cloth globes and a journal. The objects were contained in a backpack he brought to the residence. DePape had lived in a garage of a California residence for two years.

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