Federal Authorities Charge David Depape in Attack on Paul Pelosi, And Attempt to Kidnap Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Depape was homeless, a drug addict, and an immigrant from Canada who had over-stayed his student Visa by more than ten years.
November 4, 2022
A California resident was charged today with assault and attempted kidnapping in violation of federal law in connection with the break-in at the residence of Nancy and Paul Pelosi in San Francisco on Friday morning at 2 am, announced the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.
On the date of the attack, Depape was homeless, an illegal immigrant from Canada, and addicted to drugs. Yet he is being called a radicalized Republican by the mainstream media, because he appears to have had plans to tie up Nancy Pelosi "and break her knees" with the two hammers he brought.
Depape has been accused of abusing his children and step daughter, according to the New York Post. He lived in a commune style existence for the last 12 years, with a common law wife at times. He did post about Q-Anon, and made scatological references to Harvey Weinstein, says the Post. But he also was a registered Green Party voter, a guy who experimented with drugs, and someone who lived a non-conventional lifestyle.
According to the complaint, David Wayne DePape, 42, of Richmond, was arrested on Friday inside the Pelosi residence by San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) police officers responding to a 911 call from Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Paul Pelosi later described to police that he had been asleep when DePape, whom he had never seen before, entered his bedroom looking for Nancy Pelosi.
According to the complaint, minutes after the 911 call, two police officers responded to the Pelosi residence where they encountered Paul Pelosi and DePape struggling over a hammer. Officers told the men to drop the hammer, and DePape allegedly gained control of the hammer and swung it, striking Pelosi in the head. Officers immediately restrained DePape, while Pelosi appeared to be unconscious on the ground. As set forth in the complaint, once DePape was restrained, officers secured a roll of tape, white rope, a second hammer, a pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and zip ties from the crime scene, where officers also observed a broken glass door to the back porch.
DePape is charged with one count of assault of an immediate family member of a United States official with the intent to retaliate against the official on account of the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. DePape is also charged with one count of attempted kidnapping of a United States official on account of the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.