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Ross: Pelosi’s attacker was playing revolutionary according to FBI report

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San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins speaks during a news conference on October 31, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Jenkins announced state level charges against David Wayne DePape who attacked Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, after breaking into their home. DePape is being charged with attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder and threats to a public official and their family. The U.S. attorney has also filed federal charges against DePape. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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We now have the official FBI version of the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, and it turns out to be a lot more interesting than all that rehashed false flag conspiracy stuff.

Last Friday, at 2:23 a.m., a private security guard noticed someone carrying a backpack…walking near the Pelosis’ San Francisco home.


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It turned out to be David Wayne DePape, who had been living in a garage in Richmond for the past two years – a garage where agents later found two hammers, a sword, and two letters from the IRS.

He broke in through a glass door, walked to the upstairs bedroom where Paul Pelosi was asleep, woke him up, and demanded to talk to “Nancy”.

Mr. Pelosi said she wasn’t there. The man with the hammer said he would sit and wait. Mr. Pelosi said it could be several days. The man said, no problem – he’d still wait.

But, being tired from carrying his backpack, he was going to tie up Mr. Pelosi and take a nap, at which point he pulled out his zip ties.

Now – what would you do in that situation? Here’s a guy with a hammer in your bedroom at 2 a.m. who is going to tie you up while he waits for your wife.

I will admit– this might be one of those situations where you’d want a gun under your pillow. This is everybody’s nightmare – the 2 a.m. visit from a wacko.

But instead, Mr. Pelosi engages the guy in conversation and manages to slip into a bathroom where he calls 911.

The officer is there within minutes, there’s the hammer struggle, and Mr. Pelosi is lucky enough to escape with a non-life-threatening injury.

And then the man with the hammer tells his story, it turns out he wasn’t just crazy; he was drunk on American history.

Because here’s what he tells the cops: that he was going to hold “Nancy” hostage and force her to “tell the truth.” And if she lied, which he was sure she’d do, he was going to break “her kneecaps” so she’d have to be wheeled into Congress, and everybody would see that lies… have consequences.

And when police asked him why didn’t just run off when he saw Mr. Pelosi call 911, he told the cops that, much like the American founding fathers who fought the British, he was fighting against tyranny without the option of surrender.

So, if we’re going to point the finger at some underlying ideology this guy was ultimately motivated by the Founding Fathers. Who founded this nation the way many others were founded, through the use of violence in service of a higher cause.

It’s a concept we celebrate, but it comes with a flip side, which is: you never know when some yahoo at the Capitol with a guillotine, or a confused person living in a garage with his hammers, might suddenly decide he’s Thomas Jefferson.

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