Paul Pelosi Attacker Calls Local Television Network After Attack Video Is Shown


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The suspect in the attack on Paul Pelosi has responded after video footage of the attack was shown by the media.

David DePape, seen in the video attacking Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer, called into a local television network after the video was shown.

“I have an important message for everyone in America,” he said to KTVU. “You’re welcome.”

He said he attacked Pelosi because people’s individual liberties are under attack.

In almost a call to arms, DePape says the, “people killing it have names and addresses, so I got their names and addresses so I could pay them a little visit…have a heart to heart chat about their bad behavior.”


In the chilling and bizarre phone call, he apologized for not going further.

He then made no attempt to hide his evil intentions, apologizing for not doing more damage.

“I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was really bad. I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” he said.

The video and audio were released around noon on Friday and included police body camera footage, and U.S. Capitol Police surveillance video and audio of the 911 call, Fox News reported.

WARNING: The following video contains graphic violence and vulgar language that some viewers may find disturbing or offensive.

Judge Stephen Murphy ruled that credentialed members of the media could access the materials and ordered the district attorney’s office to make them available.

Multiple news organizations, including Fox News, made a motion seeking the release of footage from the Oct. 28 attack, but the San Francisco District Attorney’s office refused to do so.

The district attorney’s office claimed making the footage public would amplify the spread of misinformation around the attack. 

News organizations argued releasing the footage was in the public interest and would enable the media to debunk false information spreading on the internet about the attack.


Judge Murphy sided with the media, declaring that there was no reason to keep the footage secret after it was aired by the prosecution at last month’s hearing, Thomas Burke, an attorney representing news agencies in the matter, told The Associated Press. 

Former House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi said she was not certain that she wanted to see the video.

“I mean, it would be a very hard thing to see an assault on my husband’s life,” she said.

“It’s one day at a time,” she said of her husband’s recovery. “He’s made some progress, but it will be about three more months, I think, before he’s back to normal.”

This month bodycam footage of the attack on Pelosi, in October, taken by responding police officers was shown during a court proceeding.  Prosecutors played the bodycam footage of the assault in a San Francisco courtroom, according to reports.


“The proceedings were part of a preliminary hearing for alleged assailant David DePape, who has pleaded not guilty to federal and state charges, including attempted murder and attempted kidnapping, in connection to the October 28 break-in at the Pelosi residence in Pacific Heights,” the Daily Wire reported.

Reporters monitoring the proceedings in the gallery of the state courtroom could hear the footage but they were not actually able to see the 15-second clip of an officer’s bodycam because the TV monitor was facing the judge, KRON 4 reported.


News stations and outlets could report what was said and did so, spanning the timeframe when officers first arrived at the Pelosi home and saw DePape and Pelosi, 82, fighting over a hammer.

“Good morning, what’s going on man?” one police officer asks, leading DePape to respond, “Everything’s good.” Next, another officer orders, “Drop the hammer!” DePape replies, “Uh, nope.”

Afterward, sounds of a struggle are heard and San Francisco Police Officer Kyle Cagney testified that is the moment he and his partner tackled DePape. Paul Pelosi fell to the ground unconscious and in a pool of blood, he added.

“Backup code 3! Give me your f***ing hands! Give me your f***ing hands!” an officer can be heard saying in the video before it ends.


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