The United States Capitol Police reportedly captured the entirety of the break-in at Nancy Pelosi’s house on its own camera feed, which would confirm the existence of video footage of the assault that took place against her husband last week.
According to NPR, an anonymous source who is allegedly “familiar with the investigation” first told the Washington Post that the Capitol Police had cameras installed in the house as a safety measure for the security of the Speaker of the House. However, since Pelosi herself was not home at the time of the incident, the feeds were not being monitored as closely as they would be if she had been home. Nevertheless, Capitol Police officers were able to use the video footage to coordinate with the San Francisco Police Department in the aftermath.
On Friday, Pelosi’s husband Paul was alone in the home when he was attacked by 42-year-old David DePape, a known far-left activist who advocated for such causes as marijuana distribution and public nudity. DePape, a registered member of the Green Party who had been critical of Democrats for years for not being as far-left as he would like, allegedly attacked the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi with a hammer at about 2:30 in the morning, supposedly shouting “where’s Nancy?”
Pelosi, who managed to get into a bathroom, called 911 to report the attack, where he mentioned that he knew the attacker’s name and described DePape as “a friend.” Police officers arrived shortly thereafter and arrested DePape, while Pelosi was taken to a hospital to undergo surgery for a fractured skull, as well as injuries to his hands and arms.
Democrats were quick to blame Republicans for the incident, claiming that criticism of Nancy Pelosi put her in danger of death threats and assaults. Media outlets have falsely tried to tie DePape to “far-right” activism such as QAnon, vaccine skepticism, and criticism of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, despite documented evidence of DePape’s long history with far-left politics, which has been corroborated by neighbors who described him as radically left-wing.