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Paul Pelosi Attacker Regrets Not Getting ‘Extra of Them’ in Ominous Name

In an alarming cellphone name to a California newsroom on Friday, David DePape, the alleged attacker of Paul Pelosi, mentioned that he was “sorry [he] did not get extra of them.”

DePape, a 42-year-old Canadian citizen residing within the San Francisco space, was arrested in late October after breaking into Pelosi’s residence within the Pacific Heights neighborhood and assaulting him with a hammer. DePape reportedly mentioned on the scene that he was on the lookout for Pelosi’s spouse, California congresswoman and then-Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi, who was in Washington, D.C., on the time of the violent assault.

Pelosi survived the incident, however was severely injured and required surgical procedure for a fractured cranium. DePape faces two federal fees for the tried kidnapping of a federal official and assault of an instantaneous member of the family of a federal official, in addition to six different state-level fees.

On Friday, DePape referred to as into the newsroom of KTVU, a information station serving California’s Bay Space, from the San Francisco County Jail, responding to an earlier name from journalist Amber Lee.

Paul Pelosi is seen at an occasion on January 17. Pelosi’s assailant from final 12 months, David DePape, claimed in a cellphone name with KTVU on Friday that he was solely sorry that he was unable to do extra together with his assault.
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Within the cellphone name, DePape expressed seemingly no regret over the accidents he dealt to Pelosi, and in reality, appeared upset that he couldn’t have executed extra. He additionally ominously claimed to have obtained the “names and addresses” of individuals, like Nancy Pelosi, whom he claimed are attacking particular person liberties within the nation.

“I acquired their names and addresses so I may pay them just a little go to… have a heart-to-heart chat about their unhealthy habits,” DePape mentioned throughout the name. “I wish to apologize to everybody. I tousled. What I did was actually unhealthy. I am so sorry I did not get extra of them. It is my very own fault. Nobody else is in charge. I ought to have come higher ready.”

DePape has, thus far, pleaded not responsible to the fees in opposition to him. His subsequent court docket date is scheduled for February 23.

Additional investigations into DePape’s background for the reason that assault in October have revealed a predilection for right-wing conspiracy theories, each fringe and mainstream.

Throughout a number of on-line boards, he expressed the beliefs that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump by way of fraud, that Jewish individuals had orchestrated the conflict in Ukraine, and that local weather change is a hoax, in addition to normal skepticism over COVID-19 vaccines and masks. He additionally on a number of events shared concepts related to QAnon, a far-right motion tied to quite a few conspiracy theories.

Newsweek reached out to DePape’s public defender for remark.