There has been minimal reporting recently about the alleged attack on Paul Pelosi in the home he shares with his wife, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). But, in what can only be described as an odd twist, Nancy sought to have Catholic priests conduct an “exorcism” inside the house after the incident.
Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi, told reporters that Nancy called priests to her San Francisco home to perform the ritual during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. She asked for the visit just weeks after her husband, Paul, had been allegedly attacked by David DePape with a hammer as police intervened to stop the assault.
Alexandra said her mother was afflicted with feelings of guilt because Paul was harmed by a man who allegedly was looking for the then-Speaker.
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She said: “I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty. I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.”
Alexandra said that even though her father is a “strong, athletic person,” the injuries have been hard on him. She added that she expects it will take “about three or four more months before he’s really back to normal.”
According to San Francisco’s new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, DePape entered the Pelosi residence in the early morning hours of October 28 last year. The assailant allegedly entered through a glass door at the rear of the house and entered the bedroom where Paul Pelosi was sleeping.
Paul Pelosi said he attempted to reach a phone in the home’s elevator to call for help but was blocked by DePape. Pelosi told authorities he eventually reached a bathroom with a phone extension and called 911.
SFPD officers said that they saw Pelosi and DePape struggling to control a hammer when they arrived on the scene. Officers said they commanded both men to drop the hammer, but DePape took it away from Pelosi and began attacking him with it.
DePape has since been charged with a number of crimes, including attempted murder, burglary and elder abuse. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is awaiting trial. He has also been charged with federal crimes related to offenses against elected officials and their families. He faces decades of prison time if convicted on the array of charges.
DePape allegedly told police that he planned to take Nancy Pelosi hostage in the home and “interrogate” her. He said that if Nancy answered “truthfully,” he would release her, but if she “lied” to him, he planned to “break her kneecaps.”
San Francisco Archdiocese director of communications and media relations Peter Marlow confirmed that the Church did not authorize any “exorcism” at the Pelosi home as alleged. He said, “The Archdiocese is unaware of the exorcism question you raised.”