Americans were shocked late last month when the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was brutally beaten by a man wielding a hammer.
Yet while a man has been indicted for allegedly committing the crime, there are key pieces of information that authorities are refusing to discuss.
DA’s office will not make videos public
According to the Daily Mail, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced this week that her office will not release bodycam or security footage connected with the incident.
“Mr. Pelosi opened the door, they were both holding a hammer and the police observed Mr. DePape pull that hammer away and then strike Mr. Pelosi,” Brooke was quoted as saying.
“That is the most that we’re going to say at this point. Our job is not to try this case in the public or in the press. It’s to try it in a courtroom.,” she continued.
Confusion has swirled around the case, with NBC News facing criticism after the network retracted a report that officers were let into Pelosi’s home by an unidentified party.
Meanwhile, Republicans found themselves being accused of inciting violence following the attack on Pelosi, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom linking it to Fox News.
Alleged attacker’s ex-girlfriend: “I don’t think he became a Trump supporter”
“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
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 1, 2022
However, some of the details surrounding Pelosi’s alleged attacker, 42-year-old David Wayne DePape simply don’t fit with that narrative.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out DePage is an illegal immigrant who “lives in a hippie school bus in Berkeley with a BLM banner and a pride flag out front.”
Further, the accused’s ex-girlfriend told the San Francisco Chronicle that DePage “is a broken child in an adult body with serious mental problems.”
“I don’t think he became a Trump supporter,” she continued. “He was against the government, but if anything he was opposed to the shadow government, against the people who really run the government and use politicians as puppets. Like Trump was a puppet. David and I were against the shadow government.”