Some things are just too weird to make up, and this is one of them: Pelosi apparently performed an exorcism at her house after her husband, Paul Pelosi, was injured during an incident with David DePape, a homeless man, that involved a hammer the men being in their underwear, and DePape somehow getting into the house despite the Secret Service guard.
That detail about the aftermath of the attack came out during an interview that Nancy Pelosi did with the New York Times’ Maurene Dowd, in which she said that her party hadn’t satisfactorily dealt with the crime issue before the midterm elections, attacking New York Governor Kathy Hochul by saying:
“That is an issue that had to be dealt with early on, not 10 days before the election. The governor didn’t realize soon enough where the trouble was.”
She then spoke about the attack on her husband, which she claimed was an attack meant to harm her, saying “The fact that they were after me and then they hit him. He’s a strong person, athletic. This has been tough. It’s going to be about three or four more months before he’s really back to normal.”
So Pelosi didn’t mention the exorcism, even if the incident was still fresh in her mind. But she wasn’t the only one interviewed by Dowd. Her daughter, Alexandra, was too. And she let slip the exorcism story, with the New York Times reporting that “Alexandra, always the id to her mother’s superego, was more blunt” and said, speaking about the attack and exorcism:
“I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty. I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.”
Fox News Digital, giving the official version of what supposedly happened during the attack, said:
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said that DePape entered the Pelosi’s San Francisco house during the early morning hours of Oct. 28 through a rear glass door and went into a bedroom where Paul Pelosi was sleeping. Paul Pelosi attempted to use a phone in the in-home elevator, but Jenkins said that DePape blocked him from doing so.
Paul Pelosi eventually escaped to a bathroom and dialed 911, Jenkins said.
Once police arrived at the residence, officers observed Paul Pelosi and DePape struggling over a hammer. When officers told the men to drop the hammer, DePape began attacking Paul Pelosi, according to San Francisco police.
At the time of the attack, many online suggested that DePape and Paul Pelosi were involved in some sort of sexual tryst, hence why DePape was able to get into the Pelosi residence despite the Secret Service oversight and why the police were called to deal with the matter instead of the Secret Service handling the touchy matter, though that was never proven and the events described by Fox News Digital are largely taken as the official version of events.