Biden blames political opponents for attack on Paul Pelosi

In the wake of an utterly bizarre incident in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul, was attacked with a hammer inside the couple’s San Francisco home, President Joe Biden was swift in jumping to conclusions, announcing that Republicans are to blame, as The Hill reports.

Mr. Pelosi, 82, reportedly suffered serious injuries during the encounter, and despite undergoing surgery to address a skull fracture, is expected to make a complete recovery.

“Too much vitriol”

Never one to let a crisis go to waste, Biden on Friday declared the situation involving Mr. Pelosi to be “despicable” and asserted that the attack was the predictable outcome of GOP concerns over election integrity during the 2020 presidential cycle.

“This is despicable. There’s no place in America,” Biden said during an appearance in Pennsylvania. “There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol.”

Biden continued in his attempt to assign responsibility for the event on his political rivals, adding, “And what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections, COVID being a hoax, that it’s all a bunch of lies, and it not affect people who may not be so well balanced?”

“What makes us think that it’s not going to corrode the political climate? Enough is enough is enough. Every person of good conscience needs to clearly and unambiguously stand up against violence in our politics, no matter what your politics are,” Biden concluded, without reference to any evidence of what prompted the assault on Mr. Pelosi.

Motivation unclear

Though the motive and underlying facts behind the altercation remain hazy, the suspect in the crime, a 42-year-old man named David DePape, is said to have been living in a parked school bus in front of the home of his ex-partner, a San Francisco nudist activist named Gypsy Taub, according to the New York Post.

A neighbor of Taub’s commented to the Post that he “wasn’t surprised because another crazy story is coming from someone in that house,” adding, “[t]hey are always toxic and always up to something.”

Adding to the increasingly mysterious nature of the incident, which occurred after 2:00 a.m., Mr. Pelosi – while on a 911 call with a police dispatcher – stated that the intruder’s “name is David” and that “he is a friend,” as the U.K. Independent noted.

Dems sound alarm

Biden was not the only high-profile Democrat to tie the San Francisco attack to their political rivals, however, with a number of legislators hyperbolically suggesting that they are in imminent danger of ideologically motivated attacks.

“Somebody is going to die,” claimed Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), according to Axios. “I hope this gets the nation’s attention. We can’t live in fear.”

While the attack on Mr. Pelosi was indisputably unfortunate and deserves condemnation, the moral outrage displayed by Biden, Dingell, and a host of other Democrats over the weekend is a bit rich, considering their near silence and total inaction when this past summer, conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the one targeted.