(Patriot.Buzz) – The judicial proceedings commenced this week for the individual accused of assaulting Paul Pelosi, spouse of Nancy Pelosi, at their California residence.
The jury selection process marked the beginning of David DePape’s federal court trial. DePape faces allegations of assaulting Paul Pelosi and attempting to abduct the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in October of last year.
The prosecution presented the narrative that DePape confessed to infiltrating the Pelosi home in San Francisco with the objective of getting the senior Democrat to confess her party’s “lies” under the threat of inflicting harm on her knees.
Upon discovering only Pelosi’s then-82-year-old husband at the premises, DePape reportedly engaged in a conversation he described to law enforcement as “pretty amicable,” during which time Pelosi succeeded in summoning police assistance.
After this interaction, police body camera footage seemingly depicts DePape assaulting Pelosi with a hammer until officers intervened to disarm him. The incident resulted in Pelosi being rendered unconscious and necessitated almost a week of hospitalization for surgical treatment.
DePape, who has a history as a nudist activist in Canada, maintains his innocence in court. A conviction in this federal case could potentially lead to a life sentence for DePape. Additionally, he is confronted with separate state-level legal actions in connection to the assault.
The assault on Paul Pelosi is considered by some as reaping the consequences of the highly politized environment Nancy Pelosi, now at the age of 83, helped create.
Despite the availability of video proof documenting the violent incident, it was followed by the propagation of some theories, with some people casting doubt on the veracity of the assault.
Nancy Pelosi herself was previously a target during the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
DePape’s defense attorneys attempted, to no avail, to relocate the trial, arguing that a fair trial would be unattainable in San Francisco, where Nancy Pelosi has served as a congressional representative for over three and a half decades.