President Joe Biden has responded to the violent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul Pelosi, by directing blame at Republicans, Fox News reports.
Biden did so on Friday during the speech that he gave at Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Independence Dinner.
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Biden, after providing an update on Paul Pelosi, condemned the attack as “despicable.”
“This is despicable,” Biden said. “There’s no place in America. There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol.”
Then, Biden, who became increasingly incensed as he spoke, went on to place the blame for the attack on Republicans, asking, “what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections, COVID being a hoax – it’s all a bunch of lies – and not affect people who might not be so well balanced?”
Biden further tried to link the attack to Republicans by citing those reports that have claimed that Paul Pelosi’s attacker chanted “where’s Nancy?” about the chant used by Capitol protectors on Jan. 6, 2021.
Biden, himself, admitted that he “can’t guarantee” this reporting.
On Friday morning, a suspect broke into Pelosi’s house and attacked Paul Pelosi. Police responded, and they arrived at the scene to find Pelosi and the suspect, who was in his underwear, fighting over a hammer. The suspect ended up taking the hammer and hitting Pelosi with it at least once.
Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he had to undergo surgery for a fractured skull. But, he is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect has been arrested and identified as 42-year-old David DePape. DePape is now facing such charges as attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and others.
DePape is not unknown. He has ties to a Berkeley nudist activist named Gypsy Taub, and it is being reported that he has been promoting conspiracy theories online that are being described as far-right. At Pelosi’s house, reports indicate that Depape left a manifesto – which he also published online – promoting conspiracy theories, and this manifesto is said to have contained the names of other politicians that DePape planned to target.
So, it appears that there may have been a political purpose behind DePape’s attack. But, DePape’s precise motivation has yet to be entirely been pinned down. Nonetheless, in Biden’s mind, it’s the Republicans’ fault.