David DePape wanted to kidnap and break Nancy Pelosi's kneecaps, claims federal complaint
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Paul Pelosi's alleged attacker has revealed some chilling violent plans to the authorities during the investigation. David DePape, 42, who was looking for Nancy Pelosi, 82, came with a hammer and wanted to abduct and break her kneecaps if she lied to him. Department of Justice released a criminal complaint on Monday, October 31, where a special agent with the FBI revealed new federal charges against the accused.
The fresh charges include assaulting an immediate family member of a federal official and attempting to kidnap a federal official. It has been revealed that DePape's original plan was to hold the House Speaker hostage and break her kneecaps if she resisted. He also wanted to make an example out of her for other democratic policymakers. The police have established the proof in a taped interview with the suspect, in which he gives a detailed account of his plans and actions to the officers.
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"In the course of the interview, DePape articulated he viewed Nancy as the 'leader of the pack' of lies told by the Democratic Party," the complaint states. "DePape also later explained that by breaking Nancy's kneecaps, she would then have to be wheeled into Congress, which would show other Members of Congress there were consequences to actions," it further read, as per People. The alleged attacker had also planed to use Nancy to lure another person, whose name is not known.
The attacker who was reportedly armed with ropes, twist ties, tape, and hammer had no plan B on what to do if Pelosi won’t be present at her home. He was confused about what to do with her husband Paul, 82, in her absence. DePape then tried to restrain Paul so they could wait for Nancy to return, however, Paul managed to sneak into the bathroom with a phone and called 911.
It further claimed, "DePape explained that he did not leave after [Paul's] call to 9-1-1 because, much like the American founding fathers with the British, he was fighting against tyranny without the option of surrender."
When the police arrived, Paul was found to be lying on the ground unconscious and was immediately rushed to the hospital with a cracked skull and injured hands and arms, for which he will have to go for surgery. Speaker Pelosi’s office has said that though she’s "heartbroken and traumatized", doctors expect Paul to "fully recover" after surgery, according to the report.
Before the federal charges slapped DePape on Monday, the accused had been charged with multiple felony charges by the district attorney, which includes attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and dissuading to witness from reporting a crime, reveals country office. The reported attacker is yet to enter a plea against the above charges.