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Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Takes The Stand Against Hammer-Wielding Attacker

By Graham | Nov 14, 2023

Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, took the stand Tuesday where he recounted the night when a man broke into his house and attacked him with a hammer.

The assailant, David DePape, cried and apologized, explaining he felt terrible for hurting Paul Pelosi.

David DePape explained that video games and political podcasts influenced him.

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The man accused of brutally attacking former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer apologized in court Tuesday, while describing conspiracy theories about why he went to the couple’s San Francisco home to end what he viewed as government corruption.


In remarks that lasted more than an hour, a tearful David DePape explained how he switched from the political left to right after reading a comment on a YouTube video about former President Donald Trump.

“When he was on the ground breathing, I was really scared for his life,” DePape said in federal court in San Francisco FOX San Francisco reported. “And later in the hospital, I felt really bad for him because we had a really good rapport and things were going good until the last second.”

Prosecutors allege DePape broke into the Pelosi home on the evening hours of Oct. 28, 2022, in an attempt to find Nancy Pelosi. On Monday, Paul Pelosi testified that DePape repeatedly asked where his wife was.

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Pelosi managed to call 911, prompting a police check at the couple’s home in the Pacific Heights section of San Francisco. Shortly after police knocked on the door, body-cam video shows, Pelosi opened it, and DePape struck him at least three times with the hammer.

“You agree that you hit Mr. Pelosi with full force, correct?” Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Vartain Horn asked DePape during the cross-examination.

“Yes,” he replied.

The prosecutor held up a clear plastic evidence bag containing the weapon.

“You agree that you hit Mr. Pelosi with full force using this hammer, correct?”

“Yes,” DePape testified.

DePape is charged with attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault upon an immediate family member of the official on account of her job duties. After the federal case is resolved, he is set to be tried on related state charges. He has pleaded not guilty in both cases.

Federal prosecutors rested their case Tuesday after testimony by Michael Huang, the neurosurgeon who operated on Paul Pelosi at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center a few hours after the assault.

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