Alexandra Pelosi spoke to CBS News last week about the shocking attack on her father last month. However, some of what she alleged doesn't seem to square with the facts.
"He is getting better every day. Thank you for asking," she said of her father, Paul Pelosi. "The scars are healing. I mean, he looks like Frankenstein. The scars are healing, but I think the emotional scars, I don’t know if those ever heal."
Paul Pelosi was struck in the head by a hammer-wielding man during a late-night assault at his home just weeks before this year's midterm election. He is married to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime California Democrat.
His daughter then claimed that the violence was politically motivated, saying, "I don’t think it’s OK for an 82-year-old man to be attacked in his home in the middle of the night because of whatever his wife does for work."
Alexandra Pelosi is far from being the only one to make such suggestions, as California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom cast blame on Fox News.
“Don’t tell me he’s not aiding and abetting this.” California Governor Gavin Newsom slams Jesse Watters of Fox News. pic.twitter.com/x96DrU8jLF
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"I have seen the dehumanization of Nancy Pelosi," Newsom said during a November interview with CBS News. "I don’t think anyone’s been dehumanized like her consistently."
"I mean, I watched this one guy, it was Jesse Watters or something on Fox News, what he’s been saying about Paul Pelosi the last six months, mocking him consistently," the governor continued.
"Don’t tell me that’s not aiding and abetting this. Of course, it is," he insisted. "It’s sowing the seeds that create a culture and a climate like this."
Yet Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted on his show how Pelosi's alleged attacker, David DePape, doesn't fit the profile of a conservative Fox News viewer.
Instead, he is an illegal immigrant who "lives in a hippie school bus in Berkeley with a BLM banner and a pride flag out front."
Pro-public nudity activist Oxane "Gypsy" Taub is DePape's former girlfriend, and she told The Epoch Times in an interview last month that the suspect was "a peace activist."
"He never expressed any desires to solve political problems through violence," she insisted, adding, "He went to a lot of anti-war protests and participated in nonviolent resistance."
"David is a really sweet person, and I really don’t believe that he did what he’s accused of," Taub went on to contend.