According to a report published on Monday, the guy detained in the home invasion assault of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is an illegal immigrant.
Bill Melugin of Fox News tweeted, claiming an Immigration and Customs Enforcement source, that David DePape is in the country unlawfully.
The source described DePape as a “longtime” visa overstay, Melugin said.
NEW: Per ICE source, David DePape, the suspect accused of beating Paul Pelosi in his home with a hammer after breaking in, is currently in the U.S. illegally as a “longtime” visa overstay. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 31, 2022
In conversations with CNN, DePape’s relatives stated that he was raised in British Columbia before relocating to California decades ago.
Early Friday morning, San Francisco police discovered 42-year-old DePape at the Pelosi house, wrestling with 82-year-old Paul Pelosi over a hammer.
According to them, the suspect took the hammer from Pelosi and severely attacked him with it. The two males were hospitalized following the event.
DePape is said to have sought out Nancy Pelosi, asking, “Where is Nancy? After confronting her husband in their bedroom, CBS News reported that Nancy said, “Where is Nancy?” She was missing.
According to KRON-TV in San Francisco, DePape is a member of a nudist activist organization in the Castro neighborhood. Right-wing and left-wing online conspiracy theories are expressed on his blog.
According to several of the Berkeley resident’s neighbors, he was a chronic drug user who had indications of mental illness.
The media are portraying the suspect in the attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband as a man fundamentally driven by right-wing ideology. But it's obvious to anyone who looks that what drove David DePape to violence was drug-induced paranoid psychosis.https://t.co/qfs5zHokni
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) October 29, 2022
DePape has been hit with federal charges in the attack on Pelosi.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
A federal criminal complaint charges the suspect with the attempted kidnapping of a federal official and an assault on the immediate family member of a federal official.
Critics of California’s “sanctuary state” laws pointed to DePape’s visa status as evidence of the failure of such policies. CONTINUE READING…