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Video shows struggle for hammer during Pelosi attackBy STEFANIE DAZIO and BRIAN MELLEY SAN FRANCISCO
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The video is just beyond weird. Paul smiling, in his undies, not panicking, he’s holding the hammer and then DePape yanks it away from Paul and smacks him upside the head. Now if anything more questions are arising. What the heck is going on here?
Mr. Pelosi is being attacked and assaulted, as is clear from the video.
A deranged Trump supporter.
Yes, yes we all can see that.
But that’s not answering the questions I asked.
You only asked one question. I quoted and answered it.
Go back and see, you must already have forgotten what you posted.
More premeditated and planned terrorist violence from the Right.
Ok, but I’m talking about Paul? Any comment? No? Figures.
I see, so why was DePape there in the first place and why on earth would the police not release the video, the public had the absolute right to know.
Stick to the story, how about that? Is it possible? No shame if you can’t. I get it, the Trump urge is strong within you. But Paul is the debate subject.
I didn't mention Trump directly, DePape is a proven Trump supporter. That fact is about him directly.
To attack Pelosi.
Because it's an ongoing investigation.
No they don't.
Cordial with the illegal alien, I see…
The video certainly doesn’t show signs of him feeling secure, quite the opposite.
Not really, not in a dire situation when someone has as weapon held to them. Again, why would the cops block this from the public? That definitely needs to be investigated.
Paul is a big guy, why he didn’t swing around or tried holding onto the hammer of trying leaping forward into the cops arms?
This situation in particular, the cops had no right or reason to hold on to this video. Weird.
But it was DePape that was in the home.
Excuse, lack of transparency, it’s public property, the public has every right to see it, they can’t block it. Thank you FOX for pushing to get this video out.
Why won’t they talk about? Why do they get upset when the question is brought up? The public has the right to know.
Again, that’s a separate issue, still ongoing investigation but thanks to FOX and other media outlets we now have this video and can get a glimpse into what happened initially.
I think the latter.
Yes, he was MAGA.
Nope, ongoing investigation.
Because they're not morons who get sucked into baseless conspiracies like only people of particularly low intelligence do I would imagine.
How do you know what's going on in their head ROFL
Regardless of the whataboutism posted by Trump supporters, it was a very violent attack against a private citizen in their private home. Pelosi suffered serious injury and is recovering physically at least but he could have been killed.
In one of his recent posts about Donald Trump, DePape asserted, "Trump you NEEEEEEEED to make Tulsi your VP in 2024."
Other local reports identify DePape as a former nudism activist. The San Francisco Chronicle reports DePape was tapped to be the best man in a 2013 wedding of famed nudist activist Gypsy Taub at San Francisco City Hall.
There is more evidence of this being Trump's fault, than there is that Trump won in 2020.
Aww, are you frustrated with the whaddaboutism? That's too bad.
I guess if this wasn't Trump's fault, you wouldn't have to hear about it...
And conservatives do? ROFL
Yep. Investigating far-right extremists MAGA.
I didn't mention Trump directly, nor did I accuse him of anything. But DePapa is a Trump supporter so I did mention that.
Maybe if he didn't make this guy attack Pelosi, he wouldn't be part of the conversation.
Yes, breaking into someone's house because an ex president who wouldn't accept that he lost is very, very "weird".
That's right - how many more charges will Trump cop for this one?
better to read the article first
"During the Jan. 6 attack, rioters chanted menacingly for the speaker as they rampaged through the halls trying to halt certification of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the presidential election. One man was convicted this week of eight criminal counts after he put his feet on a desk in Pelosi’s office and left a note to her punctuated with a sexist expletive."
Trump is mentioned directly.
Seems like we have a motivating factor here.
Just glad another right winger has been caught before they could kill. Reminds me of the recent house shootings in New Mexico from the Republican who lost his election. It's a miracle no one died.
These people are radicalized and that will only get worse. Look for more instances of premeditated murder from the Right.
Well, according to one Trump supporter who posted
He won't be charged until found guilty. Still not sure how that works or if it only applies to those Jan 6 rioters.
"He believed the discredited conspiracy that Democrats stole the 2020 election from Trump."
Some here also believe that.
Readers, please do not be obsessed with this topic.
Link to the video
More video proof of far-right domestic terrorism...all inspired and fomented by the Mad Madrigal of Mar-A-Lago...
Of course, we'll see our far-right Trump supporting friends here try to deflect, deny, and dodge...just like they did with the video proof of the attack on our Capitol on Jan 6th...or the conviction of the far-right thugs planning to kidnap and kill the Michigan Governor...or the crazed far-righter who planned to shoot up the Cincinnati FBI office and fired at Ohio State Troopers before being killed.
And with no shame, he continues to use anti-Asian slurs to refer to his own hand-picked former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao - further inflaming the tide of senseless Asian violence sweeping the country.
Jack Smith and the Georgia AG need to finish up soonest and hand out the indictments - the sooner Trump is in a cell commiserating rather than spreading hate speech to incite his violent supporters, the better...
I don’t know. Maybe because he’s an old man, more than double the attacker’s age. And maybe he’s not used to being attacked in the middle of the night
Are you suggesting that Paul Pelosi wanted to get hit by a hammer? Or what?
How can I watch the video?
Based on the transcript of the phone conversation Mr. Pelosi had with 911 it seemed he was taking great pains not to provoke this guy who wanted to kill his wife. He was using measured words trying to keep the situation calm until police arrived. It was only after the police arrived and told the guy to put the hammer down that he attacked Mr. Pelosi with the hammer. You have to read a transcript of the 9-11 call, how Mr. Pelosi was answering the operators questions while the attacker was shouting he was a friend before you view the video to get the full context.
Why is this video just being released now?
Listen to the 9-11 recording. He was trying to talk this guy down. You can see that when he tried to escape from his grasp the dude easily overpowered Mr. Pelosi. I'm not quite as old as he is but age makes you stiff, sore and slow moving. Just how it is. In my younger days, yeah, I'd brawl. No more. I put myself flat on my back for days just trying to chase after one of our dogs who was making a beeline for an open door.
The video is being released now because the authorities finally got around to scrubbing out the pound of cocaine sitting in Pelosi's bowl.
Or any other reason that's fit to make up.