Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested for DUI in California

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And he'll get the barest minimum penalty for it, if that. I'm sure the poor guy and their $120 million net worth suffers greatly from affluenza.
 

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cant believe he cocked that. :eek: :( surprised that his cock didnt freeze and snap off. 🥶 ;)
 

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And he'll get the barest minimum penalty for it, if that. I'm sure the poor guy and their $120 million net worth suffers greatly from affluenza.
He'll also get the barest minimum penalty for it because it's a minor misdemeanor in CA. And he has a clean record. These are, of course, standard things judges consider all the time, but don't let that stop you from enjoying your Great Big Dark Conspiraceeee! theory.
 

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He'll also get the barest minimum penalty for it because it's a minor misdemeanor in CA.
Wowee, a minor misdemeanor! Gee, good thing the Cali govt is as concerned about the public safety when it comes to impaired driving as they are about guns huh?.
And he has a clean record. These are, of course, standard things judges consider all the time, but don't let that stop you from enjoying your Great Big Dark Conspiraceeee! theory.
An 82 yr old is WELL old enough to know better. Especially when said 82 yr old is married to a fucking lawmaker. I can see you're getting pissy though. Even though affluenza has been used as a reason to go super lenient on wealthy people who break the law. Oh sorry, I mean who engage in a minor misdemeanor.
 

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Wowee, a minor misdemeanor! Gee, good thing the Cali govt is as concerned about the public safety when it comes to impaired driving as they are about guns huh?.

An 82 yr old is WELL old enough to know better. Especially when said 82 yr old is married to a fucking lawmaker. I can see you're getting pissy though. Even though affluenza has been used as a reason to go super lenient on wealthy people who break the law. Oh sorry, I mean who engage in a minor misdemeanor.
OK. Feel free to be deeply concerned with state law in a different country. What do think of Bavaria's law on leather drawers?

And feel free to continue to pretend you give a damn for anything but a stick to beat Nancy Pelosi with. Just don't give up your day job. You're a shit actor.
 
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Nancy Pelosi's husband charged with DUI in California
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Publishing date:Jun 23, 2022 • 7 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation

NAPA, Calif. — Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence in connection with a crash he was in last month.


Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested following the May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol content level of .082%. The blood sample was taken about two hours after the collision occurred at 10:17 p.m., the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

He was driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a .08% blood alcohol level or higher causing injury.

Prosecutors said that under California law, the charges can be filed as a felony or a misdemeanour.

“Based upon the extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, the District Attorney filed misdemeanour charges,” the office said.


The office didn’t describe the injuries of the 48-year-old Jeep driver or give any other information about the person, saying they have requested privacy. The driver of the Jeep was not arrested.

Larry Kamer, a spokesperson for Paul Pelosi, declined to comment on the charges Thursday. Nancy Pelosi’s office referred all inquiries on the matter to Kamer.

After his arrest, Paul Pelosi was released on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 3. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

If convicted, he would face up to a minimum of five days in jail and up to five years of probation. He would also be required to complete a drinking driver class and install an ignition interlock device in his vehicle — a breathalyzer that requires the driver to blow into it before operating the vehicle, prosecutors said.

Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
 

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Wowee, a minor misdemeanor! Gee, good thing the Cali govt is as concerned about the public safety when it comes to impaired driving as they are about guns huh?.

An 82 yr old is WELL old enough to know better. Especially when said 82 yr old is married to a fucking lawmaker. I can see you're getting pissy though. Even though affluenza has been used as a reason to go super lenient on wealthy people who break the law. Oh sorry, I mean who engage in a minor misdemeanor.
Prosecutors said that under California law, the charges can be filed as a felony or a misdemeanour.

Either one bars him from entry into Canada for 10 years without applying for a waiver.

How long do you have to wait to go to Canada if you have a DUI?

10 years

Any additional criminal charges will require the application for “criminal rehabilitation” be made. Automatic eligibility for entry to Canada with an old DUI requires a waiting period of 10 years after sentencing requirements are completed.
 

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Nancy Pelosi's husband gets 5 days in jail, 3 years of probation in DUI
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Olga R. Rodriguez
Publishing date:Aug 23, 2022 • 4 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation

SAN FRANCISCO — The husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.


Paul Pelosi already served two days in jail and received conduct credit for two other days, Napa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Solga said. Paul Pelosi will work eight hours in the court’s work program in lieu of the remaining day, Solga said during Paul Pelosi’s sentencing, which he did not attend.


State law allows for DUI misdemeanor defendants to appear through their attorney unless ordered otherwise by the court.

As part of his probation, Paul Pelosi will also be required to attend a three-month drinking driver class, and install an ignition interlock device, where the driver has to provide a breath sample before the engine will start. He will also have to pay about $5,000 in victim restitution for medical bills and lost wages and nearly $2,000 in fines, the judge said.


Paul Pelosi was arrested following a May 28 crash in Napa County, north of San Francisco, after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol content of .082%, just over the legal limit.

Officers responding to the crash after 10 p.m. near the wine country town of Yountville said they found Pelosi in the driver’s seat of a 2021 Porsche Carrera and the other driver standing outside a sport utility vehicle, according to the complaint.

California Highway Patrol officers reported that Pelosi was “unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.”

Pelosi offered to officers his driver’s licence along with an “11-99 Foundation” card when asked for identification, the complaint says. The 11-99 Foundation supports CHP employees and their families.


Prosecutors filed the case as a misdemeanor because of injuries to the 48-year-old driver of the SUV. They have declined to identify the driver, saying the person has requested privacy.

In an interview with investigators from the district attorney’s office, the driver reported pain in his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck the day after the crash. He said he also had headaches.

Pelosi was released on $5,000 bail after his arrest.

Speaker Pelosi was in Rhode Island to deliver the commencement address at Brown University at the time. Her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
 

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Be damned. A powerful person (or at least powerful-adjacent person) got convicted, jailed, and ordered to pay restitution.

And the power to which he's adjacent is a Democrat!

Whatever will the MAGAhats make of this?
 

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To be honest, if it were pelosi herself then fine, that's a big deal, but her husband being a complete dink really doesn't seem to be much of a story. Unless he holds public office his bad behavior isn't relevant to her doing her job. It's like when the papers try to get the public worked up over something some politician's daughter or cousin or the like says - it's "Exciting" but not relevant.

I mean seriously - what a douche. But it's more her business to live with than anyone elses.
 
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Intruder attacks Pelosi’s husband, calling, ‘Where is Nancy’
Democratic speaker was not at home at the time of the early morning assault

Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Colleen Long, Olga R. Rodriguez, Lisa Mascaro and Michael Balsamo
Publishing date:Oct 28, 2022 • 12 hours ago • 6 minute read • 125 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten with a hammer by an assailant who authorities said broke into the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday, searching for the Democratic leader and shouting, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”


The assault on the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi injected new uneasiness into the nation’s already toxic political climate, just 11 days before the midterm elections. It carried chilling echoes of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol when rioters chanted menacingly for the speaker as they rampaged through the halls trying to halt certification of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.


Speaker Pelosi, who was in Washington at the time of the California attack, arrived in San Francisco late Friday and went straight to the hospital where her husband was being treated for injuries.

“This was not a random act. This was intentional. And it’s wrong,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

He said the emergency 911 dispatcher’s intuition was “lifesaving,” and the police chief appeared to hold back emotion as strongly rejected the violence in politics.


“Our elected officials are here to do the business of their cities and their counties and their states. Their families don’t sign up for this,” Scott said. “Everybody should be disgusted about what happened this morning.”

Forty-two-year-old David DePape was arrested on charges of attempted murder, elder abuse and burglary, police said. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands, the speaker’s office said. His doctors expect a full recovery.


Biden quickly called Speaker Pelosi with support and later delivered a full-throated condemnation of the “despicable” attack that he said had no place in America.

“There’s too much violence, political violence. Too much hatred. Too much vitriol,” Biden said Friday night at a Democratic rally in Pennsylvania.


“What makes us think it’s not going to corrode the political climate? Enough is enough is enough.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell tweeted he was “horrified and disgusted” by the assault.



The nation’s political rhetoric has become increasingly alarming, with ominous threats to lawmakers at an all-time high. The House speaker and other congressional leaders are provided 24-hour security, and increasingly more other members now receive police protection. This, as crime and public safety have emerged as top issues for voters in the election.

In San Francisco on Friday, police were called at about 2.30 a.m. to the Pelosi residence to check on Paul Pelosi, said Scott.

Members of law enforcement work outside the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in at their house in San Francisco, Calif., in this screen grab taken from video on Oct. 28, 2022.
Members of law enforcement work outside the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in at their house in San Francisco, Calif., in this screen grab taken from video on Oct. 28, 2022. PHOTO BY KGO TV VIA ABC /via REUTERS
He confirmed that the intruder gained entry to the home in the upscale Pacific Heights neighbourhood by breaking through glass-paneled doors.

Paul Pelosi called 911 himself after telling the intruder he had to use the restroom, where his phone was charging, according to a person familiar with the situation and granted anonymity to discuss it.


Scott said the dispatcher figured out there was “something more” than she was being told. “I think this was lifesaving,” he noted.

Inside, police discovered the suspect DePape and Paul Pelosi struggling over a hammer, Scott said. DePape yanked the hammer from Pelosi and began beating him with it before being subdued by officers and arrested, Scott said. The FBI and Capitol Police are also part of the joint investigation.


Police said a motive for Friday’s intrusion was still to be determined, but three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that DePape targeted Pelosi’s home. Those people were not authorized to talk publicly about an ongoing probe and spoke on condition of anonymity. He was booked in the county jail.


The speaker had returned to Washington this week after being abroad and had been scheduled to appear with Vice President Kamala Harris at a fundraising event Saturday night for the LGBTQ group Human Rights Campaign. Pelosi canceled her appearance.

On Friday, Harris said, “I strongly believe that each one of us has to speak out against hate, we have to speak out against violence obviously, and speak to our better selves.”

An address listed for DePape in the Bay Area college town of Berkeley led to a post box at a UPS Store.

He was known locally as a pro-nudity activist who had picketed naked at protests against laws requiring people to be clothed in public

Gene DePape, the suspect’s stepfather, said the suspect lived with him in Canada until he was 14 and was a quiet boy.


“He was reclusive,” said Gene DePape, adding, “He was never violent.”

The stepfather said he hadn’t seen DePape since 2003 and tried to get in touch with him several times over the years without success.

Lawmakers from both parties reacted with shock and expressed their well-wishes to the Pelosi family.

“What happened to Paul Pelosi was a dastardly act,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “I spoke with Speaker Pelosi earlier this morning and conveyed my deepest concern and heartfelt wishes to her husband and their family, and I wish him a speedy recovery.”



House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy reached out privately to the speaker “to check in on Paul and said he’s praying for a full recovery,” spokesman Mark Bednar said.

But some Republicans declined to pause from politics.

Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, at a campaign stop for a congressional candidate, said of the Pelosis, “There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re going to send her back to be with him in California.”

In 2021, Capitol Police investigated around 9,600 threats made against members of Congress, and several members have been physically attacked in recent years. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head at an event outside a Tucson grocery store in 2011, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was severely injured when a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team practice in 2017.


Members of Congress have received additional money for security at their homes, but some have pushed for yet more protection as people have shown up at their residences.

Nancy Pelosi, who is second in line of succession to the president, has been viciously lampooned in campaign ads by Republicans and outside groups this election cycle. Her protective security detail was with her in Washington at the time of Friday’s attack in California.

Often at her side during formal events in Washington, Paul Pelosi is a wealthy investor who largely remains on the West Coast. They have been married for 59 years and have five adult children and many grandchildren.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanour driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.


The Pelosi home in the wealthy neighbourhood has been the scene of several protests in the past few years. After Nancy Pelosi was seen on video getting her hair done at a salon while many were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, stylists protested outside with curling irons. Members of the Chinese community protested recently before Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

During debates over the federal stimulus package, protesters scrawled anarchy signs in black paint across the garage door, along with “cancel rent,” and “we want everything.” They left a pig’s head on the driveway.

Yet the dominant feelings Friday were of support and concern.

“We have been to many events with the Pelosis over the last 2 decades and we’ve had lots of occasions to talk about both of our families and the challenges of being part of a political family. Thinking about the Pelosi family today,” tweeted Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.


At the Capitol, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Senate president pro tempore and third in the presidential line of succession, said he had known Paul Pelosi “forever.” He said, “It’s just horrible.”

— Congressional correspondent Lisa Mascaro and AP writers Colleen Long and Michael Balsamo reported from Washington. AP writers Kevin Freking and Mary Clare Jalonick contributed from Washington, Juliet Williams from San Francisco, Stefanie Dazio from Los Angeles, Bernard Condon and News Researcher Jennifer Farrar from New York, and Seung Min Kim from Philadelphia. Michelle Smith and Ali Swanson also contributed.

 

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Intruder attacks Pelosi’s husband, calling, ‘Where is Nancy’
Democratic speaker was not at home at the time of the early morning assault

Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Colleen Long, Olga R. Rodriguez, Lisa Mascaro and Michael Balsamo
Publishing date:Oct 28, 2022 • 12 hours ago • 6 minute read • 125 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten with a hammer by an assailant who authorities said broke into the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday, searching for the Democratic leader and shouting, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”


The assault on the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi injected new uneasiness into the nation’s already toxic political climate, just 11 days before the midterm elections. It carried chilling echoes of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol when rioters chanted menacingly for the speaker as they rampaged through the halls trying to halt certification of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.


Speaker Pelosi, who was in Washington at the time of the California attack, arrived in San Francisco late Friday and went straight to the hospital where her husband was being treated for injuries.

“This was not a random act. This was intentional. And it’s wrong,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

He said the emergency 911 dispatcher’s intuition was “lifesaving,” and the police chief appeared to hold back emotion as strongly rejected the violence in politics.


“Our elected officials are here to do the business of their cities and their counties and their states. Their families don’t sign up for this,” Scott said. “Everybody should be disgusted about what happened this morning.”

Forty-two-year-old David DePape was arrested on charges of attempted murder, elder abuse and burglary, police said. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands, the speaker’s office said. His doctors expect a full recovery.


Biden quickly called Speaker Pelosi with support and later delivered a full-throated condemnation of the “despicable” attack that he said had no place in America.

“There’s too much violence, political violence. Too much hatred. Too much vitriol,” Biden said Friday night at a Democratic rally in Pennsylvania.


“What makes us think it’s not going to corrode the political climate? Enough is enough is enough.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell tweeted he was “horrified and disgusted” by the assault.



The nation’s political rhetoric has become increasingly alarming, with ominous threats to lawmakers at an all-time high. The House speaker and other congressional leaders are provided 24-hour security, and increasingly more other members now receive police protection. This, as crime and public safety have emerged as top issues for voters in the election.

In San Francisco on Friday, police were called at about 2.30 a.m. to the Pelosi residence to check on Paul Pelosi, said Scott.

Members of law enforcement work outside the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in at their house in San Francisco, Calif., in this screen grab taken from video on Oct. 28, 2022.
Members of law enforcement work outside the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in at their house in San Francisco, Calif., in this screen grab taken from video on Oct. 28, 2022. PHOTO BY KGO TV VIA ABC /via REUTERS
He confirmed that the intruder gained entry to the home in the upscale Pacific Heights neighbourhood by breaking through glass-paneled doors.

Paul Pelosi called 911 himself after telling the intruder he had to use the restroom, where his phone was charging, according to a person familiar with the situation and granted anonymity to discuss it.


Scott said the dispatcher figured out there was “something more” than she was being told. “I think this was lifesaving,” he noted.

Inside, police discovered the suspect DePape and Paul Pelosi struggling over a hammer, Scott said. DePape yanked the hammer from Pelosi and began beating him with it before being subdued by officers and arrested, Scott said. The FBI and Capitol Police are also part of the joint investigation.


Police said a motive for Friday’s intrusion was still to be determined, but three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that DePape targeted Pelosi’s home. Those people were not authorized to talk publicly about an ongoing probe and spoke on condition of anonymity. He was booked in the county jail.


The speaker had returned to Washington this week after being abroad and had been scheduled to appear with Vice President Kamala Harris at a fundraising event Saturday night for the LGBTQ group Human Rights Campaign. Pelosi canceled her appearance.

On Friday, Harris said, “I strongly believe that each one of us has to speak out against hate, we have to speak out against violence obviously, and speak to our better selves.”

An address listed for DePape in the Bay Area college town of Berkeley led to a post box at a UPS Store.

He was known locally as a pro-nudity activist who had picketed naked at protests against laws requiring people to be clothed in public

Gene DePape, the suspect’s stepfather, said the suspect lived with him in Canada until he was 14 and was a quiet boy.


“He was reclusive,” said Gene DePape, adding, “He was never violent.”

The stepfather said he hadn’t seen DePape since 2003 and tried to get in touch with him several times over the years without success.

Lawmakers from both parties reacted with shock and expressed their well-wishes to the Pelosi family.

“What happened to Paul Pelosi was a dastardly act,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “I spoke with Speaker Pelosi earlier this morning and conveyed my deepest concern and heartfelt wishes to her husband and their family, and I wish him a speedy recovery.”



House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy reached out privately to the speaker “to check in on Paul and said he’s praying for a full recovery,” spokesman Mark Bednar said.

But some Republicans declined to pause from politics.

Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, at a campaign stop for a congressional candidate, said of the Pelosis, “There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re going to send her back to be with him in California.”

In 2021, Capitol Police investigated around 9,600 threats made against members of Congress, and several members have been physically attacked in recent years. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head at an event outside a Tucson grocery store in 2011, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was severely injured when a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team practice in 2017.


Members of Congress have received additional money for security at their homes, but some have pushed for yet more protection as people have shown up at their residences.

Nancy Pelosi, who is second in line of succession to the president, has been viciously lampooned in campaign ads by Republicans and outside groups this election cycle. Her protective security detail was with her in Washington at the time of Friday’s attack in California.

Often at her side during formal events in Washington, Paul Pelosi is a wealthy investor who largely remains on the West Coast. They have been married for 59 years and have five adult children and many grandchildren.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanour driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.


The Pelosi home in the wealthy neighbourhood has been the scene of several protests in the past few years. After Nancy Pelosi was seen on video getting her hair done at a salon while many were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, stylists protested outside with curling irons. Members of the Chinese community protested recently before Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

During debates over the federal stimulus package, protesters scrawled anarchy signs in black paint across the garage door, along with “cancel rent,” and “we want everything.” They left a pig’s head on the driveway.

Yet the dominant feelings Friday were of support and concern.

“We have been to many events with the Pelosis over the last 2 decades and we’ve had lots of occasions to talk about both of our families and the challenges of being part of a political family. Thinking about the Pelosi family today,” tweeted Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.


At the Capitol, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Senate president pro tempore and third in the presidential line of succession, said he had known Paul Pelosi “forever.” He said, “It’s just horrible.”

— Congressional correspondent Lisa Mascaro and AP writers Colleen Long and Michael Balsamo reported from Washington. AP writers Kevin Freking and Mary Clare Jalonick contributed from Washington, Juliet Williams from San Francisco, Stefanie Dazio from Los Angeles, Bernard Condon and News Researcher Jennifer Farrar from New York, and Seung Min Kim from Philadelphia. Michelle Smith and Ali Swanson also contributed.

he was hammered with alcohol then hammered with a hammer. 🍺 🔨
 

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Intruder attacks Pelosi’s husband, calling, ‘Where is Nancy’
Democratic speaker was not at home at the time of the early morning assault

Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Colleen Long, Olga R. Rodriguez, Lisa Mascaro and Michael Balsamo
Publishing date:Oct 28, 2022 • 12 hours ago • 6 minute read • 125 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten with a hammer by an assailant who authorities said broke into the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday, searching for the Democratic leader and shouting, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”


The assault on the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi injected new uneasiness into the nation’s already toxic political climate, just 11 days before the midterm elections. It carried chilling echoes of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol when rioters chanted menacingly for the speaker as they rampaged through the halls trying to halt certification of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.


Speaker Pelosi, who was in Washington at the time of the California attack, arrived in San Francisco late Friday and went straight to the hospital where her husband was being treated for injuries.

“This was not a random act. This was intentional. And it’s wrong,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

He said the emergency 911 dispatcher’s intuition was “lifesaving,” and the police chief appeared to hold back emotion as strongly rejected the violence in politics.


“Our elected officials are here to do the business of their cities and their counties and their states. Their families don’t sign up for this,” Scott said. “Everybody should be disgusted about what happened this morning.”

Forty-two-year-old David DePape was arrested on charges of attempted murder, elder abuse and burglary, police said. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands, the speaker’s office said. His doctors expect a full recovery.


Biden quickly called Speaker Pelosi with support and later delivered a full-throated condemnation of the “despicable” attack that he said had no place in America.

“There’s too much violence, political violence. Too much hatred. Too much vitriol,” Biden said Friday night at a Democratic rally in Pennsylvania.


“What makes us think it’s not going to corrode the political climate? Enough is enough is enough.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell tweeted he was “horrified and disgusted” by the assault.



The nation’s political rhetoric has become increasingly alarming, with ominous threats to lawmakers at an all-time high. The House speaker and other congressional leaders are provided 24-hour security, and increasingly more other members now receive police protection. This, as crime and public safety have emerged as top issues for voters in the election.

In San Francisco on Friday, police were called at about 2.30 a.m. to the Pelosi residence to check on Paul Pelosi, said Scott.

Members of law enforcement work outside the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in at their house in San Francisco, Calif., in this screen grab taken from video on Oct. 28, 2022.
Members of law enforcement work outside the home of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in at their house in San Francisco, Calif., in this screen grab taken from video on Oct. 28, 2022. PHOTO BY KGO TV VIA ABC /via REUTERS
He confirmed that the intruder gained entry to the home in the upscale Pacific Heights neighbourhood by breaking through glass-paneled doors.

Paul Pelosi called 911 himself after telling the intruder he had to use the restroom, where his phone was charging, according to a person familiar with the situation and granted anonymity to discuss it.


Scott said the dispatcher figured out there was “something more” than she was being told. “I think this was lifesaving,” he noted.

Inside, police discovered the suspect DePape and Paul Pelosi struggling over a hammer, Scott said. DePape yanked the hammer from Pelosi and began beating him with it before being subdued by officers and arrested, Scott said. The FBI and Capitol Police are also part of the joint investigation.


Police said a motive for Friday’s intrusion was still to be determined, but three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that DePape targeted Pelosi’s home. Those people were not authorized to talk publicly about an ongoing probe and spoke on condition of anonymity. He was booked in the county jail.


The speaker had returned to Washington this week after being abroad and had been scheduled to appear with Vice President Kamala Harris at a fundraising event Saturday night for the LGBTQ group Human Rights Campaign. Pelosi canceled her appearance.

On Friday, Harris said, “I strongly believe that each one of us has to speak out against hate, we have to speak out against violence obviously, and speak to our better selves.”

An address listed for DePape in the Bay Area college town of Berkeley led to a post box at a UPS Store.

He was known locally as a pro-nudity activist who had picketed naked at protests against laws requiring people to be clothed in public

Gene DePape, the suspect’s stepfather, said the suspect lived with him in Canada until he was 14 and was a quiet boy.


“He was reclusive,” said Gene DePape, adding, “He was never violent.”

The stepfather said he hadn’t seen DePape since 2003 and tried to get in touch with him several times over the years without success.

Lawmakers from both parties reacted with shock and expressed their well-wishes to the Pelosi family.

“What happened to Paul Pelosi was a dastardly act,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “I spoke with Speaker Pelosi earlier this morning and conveyed my deepest concern and heartfelt wishes to her husband and their family, and I wish him a speedy recovery.”



House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy reached out privately to the speaker “to check in on Paul and said he’s praying for a full recovery,” spokesman Mark Bednar said.

But some Republicans declined to pause from politics.

Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin, at a campaign stop for a congressional candidate, said of the Pelosis, “There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re going to send her back to be with him in California.”

In 2021, Capitol Police investigated around 9,600 threats made against members of Congress, and several members have been physically attacked in recent years. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head at an event outside a Tucson grocery store in 2011, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was severely injured when a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team practice in 2017.


Members of Congress have received additional money for security at their homes, but some have pushed for yet more protection as people have shown up at their residences.

Nancy Pelosi, who is second in line of succession to the president, has been viciously lampooned in campaign ads by Republicans and outside groups this election cycle. Her protective security detail was with her in Washington at the time of Friday’s attack in California.

Often at her side during formal events in Washington, Paul Pelosi is a wealthy investor who largely remains on the West Coast. They have been married for 59 years and have five adult children and many grandchildren.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanour driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.


The Pelosi home in the wealthy neighbourhood has been the scene of several protests in the past few years. After Nancy Pelosi was seen on video getting her hair done at a salon while many were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, stylists protested outside with curling irons. Members of the Chinese community protested recently before Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

During debates over the federal stimulus package, protesters scrawled anarchy signs in black paint across the garage door, along with “cancel rent,” and “we want everything.” They left a pig’s head on the driveway.

Yet the dominant feelings Friday were of support and concern.

“We have been to many events with the Pelosis over the last 2 decades and we’ve had lots of occasions to talk about both of our families and the challenges of being part of a political family. Thinking about the Pelosi family today,” tweeted Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.


At the Capitol, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Senate president pro tempore and third in the presidential line of succession, said he had known Paul Pelosi “forever.” He said, “It’s just horrible.”

— Congressional correspondent Lisa Mascaro and AP writers Colleen Long and Michael Balsamo reported from Washington. AP writers Kevin Freking and Mary Clare Jalonick contributed from Washington, Juliet Williams from San Francisco, Stefanie Dazio from Los Angeles, Bernard Condon and News Researcher Jennifer Farrar from New York, and Seung Min Kim from Philadelphia. Michelle Smith and Ali Swanson also contributed.

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Sounds like he was a leftie, which of course the media will gloss over because it doesn't fit their narrative.

Not that it makes any difference to how horrible this is. Nobody should be attacked in their home like that and to do that to someone of that age is just atrocious.
 
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Ron in Regina

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This is pretty horrible, and I admit I know very little about it at this point. Somethings are kind of weird though. Nancy Pelosi‘s husband (I honestly don’t know his name), is something like 82 years old, and he was still wrestling with the hammer-guy when the police arrived? Holy cow!!

Then the victim was taken to the hospital for surgery on his fractured skull? God damn!! Now either this guy is one tough son of a bitch & had a extremely tough life and knows how to fight his way through hardship….or he’s not and he didn’t.

Admittedly most of what I know I’ve heard are little snippets on the radio in my short commute to and from work….but the freak that broke into the house with a hammer is something like 40 years younger than Mr. Pelosi and armed with a hammer. This does not sound like the beginning of a story where the victims gonna be fine, but apparently the victim is going to be fine?

Also in all honesty I know very little about Nancy Pelosi or her husband, Beyond some Memes about vodka and ice cream, and a couple of new stories a while back about some savantism with respect to their timing and the stock market. Was Mr. Pelosi an athlete or former military or heavy into martial arts???
 

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This is pretty horrible, and I admit I know very little about it at this point. Somethings are kind of weird though. Nancy Pelosi‘s husband (I honestly don’t know his name), is something like 82 years old, and he was still wrestling with the hammer-guy when the police arrived? Holy cow!!

Then the victim was taken to the hospital for surgery on his fractured skull? God damn!! Now either this guy is one tough son of a bitch & had a extremely tough life and knows how to fight his way through hardship….or he’s not and he didn’t.

Admittedly most of what I know I’ve heard are little snippets on the radio in my short commute to and from work….but the freak that broke into the house with a hammer is something like 40 years younger than Mr. Pelosi and armed with a hammer. This does not sound like the beginning of a story where the victims gonna be fine, but apparently the victim is going to be fine?

Also in all honesty I know very little about Nancy Pelosi or her husband, Beyond some Memes about vodka and ice cream, and a couple of new stories a while back about some savantism with respect to their timing and the stock market. Was Mr. Pelosi an athlete or former military or heavy into martial arts???

I don't know much either about them - don't like Nancy as it is so...

But this guy was a Jan 6 supporter from what I've heard/read, and he was looking for Nancy herself, which is seriously bad considering.

"In a personal blog that DePape maintained, posts include such topics as “Manipulation of History,” “Holohoax” and “It’s OK to be white.” He mentioned 4chan, a favorite message board of the far right. He posted videos about conspiracies involving COVID-19 vaccines and the war in Ukraine being a ploy for Jewish people to buy land.

DePape’s screeds included posts about QAnon, an unfounded theory that former President Trump is at war with a cabal of Satan-worshipping elites who run a child sex ring and control the world. In an Aug. 23 entry titled “Q,” DePape wrote: “Either Q is Trump himself or Q is the deepstate moles within Trumps inner circle.”"

Yeesh... wackadoo needs to be locked away for a LONG time. I don't care WHAT party you are, shit like this is NOT okay, ever.
 
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