This new, grisly era of American politicking has arrived to find us a desensitized mess, unable of conjuring the combative attitude necessary to bring our evil wiles to heel.
We live now in a nation torn asunder by political violence and radicalization running rampant on both sides of the aisle.
This week, stunning new details have emerged regarding an attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
David DePape, the suspect accused of violently attacking Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was on a “suicide mission” when he allegedly carried out the attack, according to court documents.
Court documents filed on Tuesday state that DePape, 42, plotted to target other federal and California elected officials.
In the court filing, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins wrote that DePape’s intent with the attack “could not have been clearer.”
David Depape is shown in Berkeley, California, on Dec. 13, 2013. (Michael Short/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
“He forced his way into the Pelosi home intending to take the person third in line to the presidency of the United States hostage and to seriously harm her. Thwarted by Speaker Pelosi’s absence, Defendant continued on his quest and would not be stopped, culminating on the near fatal attack on Mr. Pelosi,” Jenkins wrote in the filing.
DePape, according to the filing, told police officers that he was sick of the “lies coming out of Washington D.C.”
“I didn’t really want to hurt him, but you know this was a suicide mission. I’m not going to stand here and do nothing even if it cost me my life,” the filing said.
DePape told authorities that his plan was to forcefully question Nancy Pelosi and then break her kneecaps if her answers were not to his liking.