Facts emerging on the man who allegedly violently assaulted Paul Pelosi appear to confirm a history of mental illness and drug addiction combined with unstable and bizarre political ramblings.
Despite the predictable rantings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) supporters, the answers to obvious questions are not nearly as clear as the left would have you believe.
For example, the Washington Post now reports that David DePape penned a train of unhinged thoughts on a blog just a week before the attack. One involved an invisible fairy attacking another person and occasionally appearing to him as a bird.
The nudist DePape was the longtime partner of fellow nudist Oxane Taub, who goes by “Gypsy.” She is incarcerated at the California Institute for Women on an abduction conviction from last year.
Taub spoke out and called herself the “ex-life partner of David DePape and the mother of his children.” In no uncertain terms, she declared him “mentally Ill for a long time.”
She reported that they have two sons together and split up seven years ago.
David DePape, 42, published hundreds of blog posts in recent months sharing memes in support of fringe commentators and far-right personalities. Many of the posts were filled with screeds against Jews, Black people, Democrats, media and transgender people. https://t.co/7xfFgO6u8u
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 30, 2022
Taub detailed one incident where DePape disappeared completely for almost a year before returning and declaring that he was Jesus.
She said that when they met he was 20 year old and he aligned with her “very progressive” political views. His former partner declared “I absolutely admire Nancy Pelosi.”
She offered her “deepest apology” to the Pelosi family for the attack.
DePape was found holding a hammer and struggling with Paul Pelosi in the House Speaker’s residence at 2 a.m. on Friday. When police ordered him to desist, they say that he attacked the elderly man before being tackled and arrested.
The alleged assailant now faces charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elderly abuse, burglary, and other crimes.
Pelosi was struck at least once by the hammer and underwent surgery for his wounds. He is expected to make a full recovery.
As for his alleged attacker, David DePape is alternately described as a nudist living in a hippie commune draped with BLM and gay pride flags and then as an ultra-MAGA QAnon conspiracy subscriber who supported Jan. 6. It appears more likely that he is simply a deranged psychopath.