On Friday, Paul Pelosi attacker David DePape called into a local Fox news station and left a bizarre message which he called an “important message.” The call from DePape came just hours after video footage was released showing him hitting Mr. Pelosi over the head with a hammer.
DePape is currently facing state charges for attempted murder and elder abuse, as well as federal charges for kidnapping, after he allegedly broke into the home of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and attacked her husband, Paul, with a hammer.
While on the phone with the local station, DePape said “you’re welcome” for the violent attack. DePape made it clear that he didn’t want to jeopardize his case and hen went on to say that “liberty isn’t dying, it’s being killed systematically and deliberately.”
The “people killing it have names and addresses, so I got their names and addresses so I could pay them a little visit … have a heart to heart chat about their bad behavior,” he said.
DePape then said sorry for not going further in the attack. “I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was really bad. I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” he said.
On Friday, police footage of the Paul Pelosi attack was released. The footage showed Pelosi in his underwear holding a drink in his hand when David DePape hit him with a hammer. Moments later, home security footage was released showing DePape breaking into the home with the same hammer.