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Paul Pelosi Jr. provides update on his father’s condition

Paul Pelosi is recovering from the horrific hammer attack that left him with a fractured skull, his son has said.

“So far so good, so far so good,” Paul Pelosi Jr. told Fox News Digital on Saturday outside his 82-year-old father’s Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco.

Elder Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, underwent surgery after he was attacked inside his home early Friday by a loon with a hammer that yelled, “Where’s Nancy?”

David DePape, 42, could be charged as early as Monday with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and “several other additional crimes”, police said, his first appearance before the court being scheduled for Tuesday.

Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, DC at the time of the assault.

The lopsided abuser was described by his stepdaughter as a “monster” who sexually abused her children, she wrote online.

DePape was “consumed by darkness,” Inti Gonzalez accused on Facebook after his arrest.

Paul Pelosi Jr. speaks to the FBI after his father was attacked in his San Francisco home on Friday.
Paul Pelosi Jr. provides update on his father’s condition
David DePape allegedly broke into the Pelosi home and attacked Paul with a hammer.
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“This attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband came as a shock to me, but not much considering the kind of extreme abuse he had inflicted on me and my brothers,” Gonzalez wrote.

DePape “really tried to be a good person,” she wrote — but “the monster in him was always too strong for him to be safe.”

She said her mother, a notorious Bay Area nudist and left-wing activist Gypsy Taub, split from DePape in 2014 “over his toxic behavior.” Gonzalez directed a reporter to his social media post when contacted for comment.

DePape lived in a ramshackle yellow school bus on the street outside Taub’s Berkeley home, neighbors said who described him as otherwise “homeless.”

A Black Lives Matter sign and flag combining pot leaf symbols and the LGBTQ rainbow decorate the debris-strewn property. In front, an unpainted wooden fence sports a handwritten sign: “The journalists are leaving”.

Paul Pelosi Jr. provides update on his father’s condition
The street where the Pelosi house is located is blocked off by police after the attack.
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Paul Pelosi Jr. provides update on his father’s condition
Paul Pelosi is recovering at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
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“He usually stayed alone,” neighbor Ryan La Coste told the Post. “He would just give us a blank stare when we passed. We tried to stay away from him.

La Coste said he “wasn’t surprised at all” when he learned of DePape’s arrest.

“Another crazy story from someone in this house,” La Coste said. “They are always on the news and try to be ‘activists’. They always want to be in the spotlight.

DePape’s disturbing online activities appear to have included posts on a range of conspiracy theories, as well as anti-Semitic comments.

President Biden went on Saturday to claim – without evidence – that the horrific hammer attack was motivated by Republican rhetoric casting doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election, saying “this conversation is producing violence.”

Paul Pelosi Jr. provides update on his father’s condition
Paul Pelosi’s son told Fox News Digital that his father’s recovery has been “so far so good”.
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Another neighbor, Margarita Gonzalez, said DePape “is homeless … but I’ve never seen him be violent,” she told the Post. “He never had a job.”

“Maybe he has a mental problem with him,” she suggested.

Meanwhile, local law enforcement praised Paul Pelosi for his quick thinking on the night of the attack.

Pelosi managed to call 911 from his bathroom, where he was charging his phone, and use coded language to alert the dispatcher to his dire situation without DePape’s knowledge, according to reports.

“What’s going on? Why are you here? What are you going to do to me? Pelosi allegedly said in order to alert 911 to the emergency without notifying DePape of the call, according to CNN.

Dispatcher Heather Grimes sensed something was wrong with the situation and ordered officials to conduct an expedited wellness check on the house.

Paul Pelosi Jr. provides update on his father’s condition
DePape had been linked to blog posts about the conspiracy.
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When officers arrived at the scene, Pelosi attempted to grab the hammer from DePape’s hands. DePape allegedly hit Pelosi in the head with the gun during a fight.

Aerial photos of the Pelosi property appeared to show shards of broken glass strewn across the brick driveway in front of a shattered patio door, as if it had been shattered from the inside. San Francisco police declined to comment.

Local police, who said they are working with U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI to investigate the attack, also declined to comment on a report by a California television station, later retracted, that said DePape was dressed only in underwear during the attack.

Pelosi remained hospitalized at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center on Saturday, with a large police presence stationed outside.

Additional reporting by Rich Calder


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