The main defendant for the attack against Paul Pelosihusband of the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosiadmitted to having attacked him, apologized for not having been more violent and clarified that he should have “prepared better”.
David DePapearrested for the assault, made a call from jail to a subsidiary of the Fox network in California and assured that he attacked Pelosi “because it is not that freedom is dying: they are systematically and deliberately murdering it.”
The man is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after entering the Pelosi home in the city of San Francisco in October 2021 and hitting the Democratic politician’s husband with a hammer. Due to the fact, Paul Pelosi, 82, was hospitalized for several days for having suffered a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hand.
“I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was very wrong. I’m so sorry I didn’t get more. It is my fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better preparedDePape added.
Shocking scenes of the attack
The San Francisco Supreme Court released Friday videos and audios linked to the attack. The scenes include body camera footage of the officers who arrived at the scene, as well as recording of an interview of the shooter with officers in which he admits that he wanted to take Nancy Pelosi hostage.
“Basically, I was going to take her hostage and I was going to talk to her.”DePape commented on the Democratic leader, according to the audio, which the CNN news network had access to. “If she told the truth, she would set you free from her. If she lied, she would break his kneecaps,” she asserted.
DePape also referenced conspiracy theories about Democrats and Pelosi, complained about a Democratic “crime wave,” and claimed that Nancy Pelosi and Democrats had spied on the former president’s campaign. donald trump. “They are the criminals,” she said.
Nancy Pelosi, 82, was Speaker of the House from 2019 until earlier this year, when the Republican took office. kevin mccarthyafter his party won a majority of the lower house in the 2022 mid-term elections.
The Democratic politician, who had led the party in the lower house for two decades, revealed in November that she was not going to seek to remain in that position and admitted that the attack on her husband had influenced her decision.
At the time of the attack, Pelosi was in Washington and confessed that the entire family was “traumatized” by the incident.