- The suspect who broke into Nancy Pelosi’s home and attacked her husband introduced zip ties with him, per CNN.
- Suspect David DePape tried to tie up Paul Pelosi and later instructed police he was “waiting for Nancy.”
- Threats towards Speaker Pelosi are much like the ones made by January 6 rioters, who instructed her to “come out and play.”
The suspect who broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home and demanded to know the place she was introduced a bag of zip ties with him, CNN reported, citing a supply who had been briefed on the assault.
The suspect, 42-year-old David DePape, broke into Pelosi’s San Francisco home in the early hours of Friday morning and shouted “Where is Nancy?” at Paul Pelosi. Speaker Pelosi was in Washington, DC at the time, alongside along with her protecting element.
CNN previously reported that the attacker tried to tie up Paul Pelosi “until Nancy got home,” and when police arrived on the scene, he instructed them he was “waiting for Nancy.”
Police stated they noticed DePape strike Pelosi in the head with a hammer, at which level they arrested him. He has since been charged with tried murder, assault with a lethal weapon, elder abuse, and housebreaking, in line with CNN.
Pelosi was taken to the hospital, the place he underwent surgical procedure for a cranium fracture. He is expected to make a full recovery, and in a assertion on Saturday, Speaker Pelosi stated Paul’s situation “continues to improve.”
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul. Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop,” the Speaker said in the statement.
Threats towards Speaker Pelosi are much like the similar ones made by these who attacked the Capitol on January 6, some of whom additionally brought zip ties. That day, some rioters broke off the House Speaker’s sign outdoors of Pelosi’s workplace and another stole her podium. Others known as out “Nancy come out and play.”
Some Republican lawmakers have denounced the attack, together with former Vice President Mike Pence, who stated, “this man should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”