The attack on Paul Pelosi was quickly turned into a weapon against the Republicans by Democrats. Currently, according to Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, they are using it as an excuse to suppress GOP attacks in the final weeks leading up to the 2022 midterm elections.
David DePape, 42, is accused of carrying out the Friday hammer attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband in their San Francisco home while the speaker was abroad. According to the New York Post, he has subsequently been charged with attempted murder and a number of other felonies.
Although the district attorney, Brooke Jenkins, stated that “[i]t appears as though this was based on his statements and comments that were made in that house during his encounter with Mr. Pelosi that this was politically motivated,” DePape’s political opinions are hard to explain in rational terms and are so out of the mainstream they can be more accurately described as the ramblings of a madman.
DePape, a nudist activist from Berkeley who resided in what Carlson rightly described as “a dilapidated Ken-Kesey-style school bus” complete with a gay pride flag and a Black Lives Matter banner, was also reportedly struggling with drug addiction and mental illness, according to those close to him.
On his Monday broadcast, Carlson stated that “The people around David DePape believe that he was completely deranged,”
“The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed his ex-girlfriend, who reported that DePape is mentally ill and struggles with drugs. For example, he once thought he was ‘Jesus for a year. He’s never been able to hold a job,’ said the former girlfriend. ‘He has been homeless. This person really does suffer from mental illness, and that is probably why he was there at 2 a.m.’ She described him as a ‘broken child in an adult body with serious mental problems.’ DePape’s neighbors, who would know, said more or less the same thing.”
“There’s something strange about the whole household. The entire household is very, very strange,” according to a neighbor. “He is birds of a feather with — akin to them. So, they are just, you know, nudist drug abusers, and that’s who gravitates toward them.”
Also keep in mind that these are Berkeley residents speaking.
So, just another homeless, mentally ill drug addict with a fondness for BLM. That’s not quite so unusual in San Francisco,” Carlson stated, noting that DePape was a Canadian who had overstayed his visa and was likewise an unlawful alien.
Carlson added, “So, to restate, the perpetrator in this violent crime against Paul Pelosi is a mentally ill, drug addicted, illegal alien nudist who takes hallucinogens and lives in a hippie school bus in Berkeley with a BLM banner and a pride flag out front,”
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“Take those uncontested facts and let them rattle around your brain for a moment until a recognizable pattern emerges. What does this sound like to you? If you guessed, this is obviously a textbook case of homegrown right-wing extremism, well, then, obviously, you’ve been watching a lot of cable news today.”
Yes, apparently, this was all the result of “election denialism” by “deranged right-wing fanatics” who were feeding upon “Trump-fueled fascism.”
This is to be expected, sadly. The real danger, Carlson said, is because “the midterm elections are next Tuesday, and Democrats are in trouble, and they believe the attack on Paul Pelosi might help them. CONTINUE READING…