The son of the man who attacked Paul Pelosi during an October break-in has doubts about the official accounts of the assault, and he doesn't agree with how his father's political leanings have been depicted in the media.
In a Daily Mail interview, Nebosvod “Sky” Gonzalez described his father, David DePape, as a "progressive."
Democrats blamed DePape's October attack, which happened shortly before the midterm elections, on the political right, despite reports that DePape had ties to nudism and left-wing causes.
Gonzalez appeared to corroborate those accounts, saying DePape is "hardly a right-wing conservative."
"My father had a lot of political views and told me about a lot of different things, but he didn't subscribe to either political party, Democrat or Republican," Gonzalez said.
He added, "My father had progressive views. He believed in human rights, equality, and justice. He was against the war, he was a peace activist, hardly a right-wing conservative, as he has been branded."
The rest of the mainstream media have ignored the Mail's report, as they continue to push a superficial narrative that DePape is a confirmed right-wing "conspiracy theorist."
"We all deserve to know what happened, especially in such a high-profile case," Gonzalez said.
Much remains unclear about the bizarre attack, which led to speculation of a cover-up of a possible relationship between Pelosi and DePape. Gonzalez said he doubts the attack happened at all, portraying his father as a harmless person who has led a troubled life, and who may even have been a "sex slave."
"He isn't a danger to society, I don't even know if he even attacked Mr. Pelosi. For all that we know he was some sort of sex slave," he said.
DePape's stepdaughter has given a much different account, alleging that DePape sexually abused his children.
"This attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband came as a shock to me, though not much considering the kind of extreme abuse he had inflicted on me and my brothers," Inti Gonzalez said.
Police bodycam footage from the attack was finally shown to a court room Wednesday, although it remains unavailable to the public outside of media reports. Cameras were not allowed inside of the courtroom.
Meanwhile, an NBC reporter who was suspended over a retracted story about the attack has quietly returned. Miguel Almaguer faced blowback over his report claiming that Pelosi was not in any apparent distress but was seen "walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant."