The man’s intention was to tie her husband and wait for the speaker of the Chamber. In fact, he tried to keep him prisoner until his wife returned home. When the police arrived on the scene, the assailant said he was “waiting for Nancy”.
“Paul Pelosi was operated on for a fractured skull and serious injuries to his arm and right hand. The surgery was successful. Doctors expect a full recovery “, reads a note from Nancy Pelosi’s staff.
Depape is accused of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and other additional offenses. The assailant, who was not known to the Capitol Police and was not in any of the federal databases of dangerous people, posted various conspiracy theories on social media: from Covid to the commission of inquiry on the assault on Congress on January 6, passing through the 2020 elections. As the director of Site Rita Katz pointed out, it is a “prolific blogger of anti-Semitic content and conspiracy theorists: he is a follower of Qanon, he is No vax “and a person who denies the result of the presidential elections of 2020.
Last year Depape posted links on his Facebook page to various videos of Donald Trump’s ally and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell on the stolen 2020 election. Covid vaccines, deemed lethal also riding the “Great Reset” theory, according to which global elites used Covid to push a new world order and gain power. The attacker also posted YouTube videos against the investigative commission on January 6 entitled “Democratic Farce Commission to Investigate January 6th Capitol Riot”.
And on the day of the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, the Department of Homeland Security launched aalert: “Violent internal extremists are a threat to mid-term elections”.