(TheProudRepublic.com) – In an uncommonly swift ruling propelled by Democratic pressure, a federal jury convicted David DePape for the violent intrusion and assault at the residence of Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco in 2022.
The attack, which occurred on October 28, 2022, left Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, with severe injuries, including a fractured skull. DePape, aged 43, now potentially faces life imprisonment.
The trial, which spanned a week, featured DePape’s testimony, where he admitted that his original intent was to confront Nancy Pelosi about Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
Contrary to his claims, federal prosecutors argued that DePape’s actual motive was to inflict harm on Nancy Pelosi by breaking her kneecaps. They emphasized that he invaded the Pelosi home around 2 a.m., only to find Paul Pelosi asleep as Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., at the time.
The jury found DePape guilty of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assaulting a federal official’s immediate family member in retaliation for the performance of their official duties. They also affirmed the use of a dangerous weapon in the assault.
Notably, DePape acknowledged the attack in a court appearance and expressed remorse, particularly towards Paul Pelosi. “He was never my target and I’m sorry he got hurt,” DePape said, explaining that the unexpected encounter with Paul Pelosi disrupted his plans, which included a request for presidential pardons for his targets to “move forward as a country.”
The courtroom atmosphere was tense as the verdict was delivered, with DePape showing visible distress, as described by an eyewitness.
The defense, led by attorney Jodi Linker, argued that DePape’s break-in was not politically motivated by Nancy Pelosi’s congressional role. Instead, Linker asserted that DePape was acting on “baseless conspiracies,” targeting various public figures, including actor Tom Hanks, Congressman Adam Schiff, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Hunter Biden, and George Soros.
DePape’s fixation on Bay Area scholar Dr. Gayle Rubin, whom he believed was promoting harmful ideologies in education, was also highlighted during the trial.
Prosecutors highlighted DePape’s plans to target multiple individuals, which were thwarted when Paul Pelosi managed to call 911 during the intrusion.
Gypsy Taub, DePape’s long-term partner, expressed disappointment with the jury’s verdict, citing inconsistencies in the prosecution’s narrative and concerns about DePape’s treatment in custody. She feared that the jury’s decision might have been influenced by external pressures, given the complexities and implications of the case.
DePape is scheduled for sentencing on December 13.