David DePape 'was trying to kill' Paul Pelosi and likened himself to Founding Fathers, reveal authorities

DePape reportedly made it clear to the police that he intended to 'kneecap' Nancy Pelosi if she 'lied' to him so she would have to be 'wheeled into Congress'

David DePape 'was trying to kill' Paul Pelosi and likened himself to Founding Fathers, reveal authorities
David DePape (L) reportedly brutally attacked Paul Pelosi (R) with a hammer (Inside Edition screenshot/YouTube and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANSISCO, CALIFORNIA: Authorities have officially announced the charges against Pelosi attacker David DePape, who allegedly invaded Nancy Pelosi's home around 2:30 am on Friday, October 28, 2022, kept her husband Paul hostage and attacked him with a hammer. San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins referred to the attack as "politically motivated." The authorities also claimed that DePape intended to murder Paul Pelosi.

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Jenkins also stated, "He did not leave after Pelosi’s call to 911 because much like the American founding fathers with the British, he was fighting against tyranny without the option of surrender." In the press conference on Monday, October 31, 2022, Jenkins referred to the attack as "politically motivated," according to the Daily Mail. 

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According to CNN, DePape was charged with one count of attempted kidnapping of a US official and has also been charged with an array of crimes, including assault, and attempted murder. He has also been charged with one count of assault of an immediate family member of a US official intending to retaliate against the official. Meanwhile, there are also state charges he will face. This may include “attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder, and threats to a public official and their family.”

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San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins (Fox News screenshot/ YouTube)

Jenkins told the media, "What is clear based on the evidence that we have thus far is that this house, and the speaker herself, were specific targets of the defendant." Meanwhile, the suspect will be arraigned on Monday, October 31. The district attorney also said that If convicted on all charges, DePape could face life in prison. She emphasized that her office would file a motion to keep DePape in custody without bail. "One last thing that I want to say today is that as leaders and as citizens, it is incumbent upon us all to watch the words that we say and to turn down the volume of our political rhetoric," Jenkins added.

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Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi attend the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center on April 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the district attorney added that Pelosi was sleeping in a loose-fitting pajama shirt and a pair of boxer shorts. This was when DePape around 2:30 am awoke him. Later, though he tried to escape to a 911 call, he was unsuccessful. Then he landed in a bathroom and informed 911. DePape heard the conversation even then, he did not have a shift in his attitude. He also made it clear to the police, he intended to "kneecap Nancy" if she "lied' to him so she would have to be "wheeled into Congress, showing other Members there were consequences to actions."

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California home of Nancy Pelosi ( Fox News screenshot/ YouTube)
California home of Nancy Pelosi (Fox News screenshot/ YouTube)

However, soon after the incident, the police traced him to a home along Shasta Road in Richmond, California, around 18 miles north of San Francisco, under the ownership of renowned Bay Area photographer Malcolm Lubliner, who is DePape's landlord. Following the arrest of DePape, his stepdaughter Inti Gonzalez alleged that he had allegedly sexually assaulted his three children. 

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