According to many establishment media outlets, a growing number of Democrats and liberal influencers, David DePape, the man who attacked Paul Pelosi at 2:30 a.m. with a hammer on Friday, is a raging, right-wing, MAGA lunatic.
However, as many have pointed out, including Elon Musk, DePape’s background
is substantially more complicated than that. From his nudist activism to his former role making hemp jewelry to reports that he’s a homeless drug addict, as the New York Post
reported, he doesn’t exactly fit the traditional MAGA mold.
Musk sent shockwaves through the social media world Sunday morning as he appeared to fact-check former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had joined fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden
, in blaming Republicans for inspiring the attack on Pelosi. Musk
added that there exists the possibility that there could be more to the story.
Clinton, referencing a Los Angeles Times report on DePape, told her 31.7 million Twitter followers that Republicans should be held responsible for the attack.
“The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories. It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result. As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow,” Clinton tweeted
In typical Democrat fashion, Clinton failed
to provide proof that DePape’s attack on Pelosi
was Republican-inspired. If anything, to many, it looks like untreated mental illness was the root cause of the attack and has nothing to do with politics.
Musk, who formally took over Twitter on Friday, seized the moment and responded to Clinton’s baseless accusation.
“There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye,” he wrote in a tweeted response
to Clinton’s post.
Musk attached what appeared to be a link to a blog post
from Smobserved.com authored by a person called “Stan Greene.” The website offered an alternative theory that suggested Paul Pelosi and DePape ended up in something of a lover’s quarrel in the middle of the night.
That theory grew legs in some circles after reports emerged Saturday that during the 911 dispatch call
, Pelosi had referred to DePape as a “friend.”
However, as Smobserved itself noted in an update of its article, San Francisco police said Sunday that there was no evidence the two men knew each other prior to the attack.
Musk has since deleted his tweet, which some saw as an attempt to troll Clinton’s baseless accusation with another rather than an endorsement of the article’s claims.
While the debate of whether or not DePape was a right- or left-winger continues, the New York Post obtained an eye-opening comment from a woman who is allegedly one of DePape’s former neighbors. She described a scene that is as far removed from MAGA politics as one can possibly get.
“They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter
movement. Gay pride,” said the former neighbor, identified as Trish. “But they’re very detached from reality. They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.”
Perhaps the world will learn more about DePape’s motives when he’s arraigned in court, which, according to Politico
, is expected to happen Tuesday. Until then, the wild and rampant speculation will likely continue.
UPDATE, Nov. 2, 2022: This article and its headline have been updated to reflect the fact that Musk deleted his tweet and to indicate it might have been sent as a trolling response to Hillary Clinton’s claim of GOP responsibility.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal
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