Feds charge Paul Pelosi attacker with assault, attempted kidnapping; suspect intended to hold the Speaker hostage

Posted on AllSides October 31st, 2022
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Michael Short/San Francisco Chronicle via AP

A 42-year-old man, who allegedly targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a break-in at her San Francisco home, was charged Monday by federal authorities with assault and attempted kidnapping in connection with the violent attack on her husband, leaving him with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.

In announcing the charges against David DePape, federal officials said the suspect allegedly told police after assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer that he intended to "hold Nancy hostage."

"If Nancy were to tell (the suspect) the 'truth,' he would let her go, and...

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