Our nation has long been spiraling into a period of egregious political violence, and this week brought with it one of the more troubling episodes in modern history.
It all began when a crazed individual broke into the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and attacked her husband, Paul, with a hammer.
Now, new details about the attacker’s plans are coming to light, and they are extremely disturbing to say the least.
The man accused of breaking into Paul Pelosi’s home and beating him over the head with a hammer wanted to hold his House Speaker wife Nancy hostage and break her kneecaps, the FBI said on Monday.
David DePape, 42, walked into the bedroom of the Pelosi’s $6million San Francisco home just before 3am on Friday, woke 82-year-old Paul up and said he would wait for his wife to get home.
He told investigators he wanted ‘kneecap her’ if she ‘lied’ to him and so she would have to be ‘wheeled into Congress, showing other Members there were consequences to actions’.
It appeared as though DePape had some horrible intentions.
The suspect allegedly had zip ties with him when he broke into the couple’s San Francisco home – and was calling out ‘Where’s Nancy?’
DePape on Monday was charged with assault and attempted kidnapping by the Department of Justice.
Pelosi is expected to recover from his injuries. Nancy Pelosi was in Washington DC at the time of the incident.