It was just a matter of time, and now House Speaker (not for long we hope) Nancy Pelosi has demonized the right for the recent hammer attack on her husband, Paul.
She appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday night to talk about a wide range of issues that included the midterm elections, her future as the leader of her party, and of course the attack that was caused by the violent right-wing democracy haters in America.
The attack on Paul Pelosi was violent and her description of the trauma and suffering was moving as she described the emotions in her family after this unexplained assault. What was not moving was how quickly she moved from personal suffering to political blaming. She believes it was the Republicans who incited the crime of David DePape.
Paul Pelosi is now doing well in his health, but it will be a long road to full recovery. He is receiving good care from San Francisco General and other healthcare providers. Nancy described the operation Paul had as a success but went on to say, “it’s only one part of the recovery. The dramatic, drastic head injury. It takes some time.”
But then she got right back to politics:
“For me, this is really the hard part because Paul was not the target… But it really – it’s really sad, because it is a flame that was fueled by misinformation and all the rest of that, which is most unfortunate. It shouldn’t – it has no place in our democracy.”
There is absolutely no evidence so far that supports anything about this attack being caused by “misinformation.” What we do know is that the criminal, David DePape, was using drugs and had long-standing mental health issues. We know that he was in this country illegally and that he had wild political views that covered a wide range including BLM, conspiracy theories, and radical nudist agendas.
But for Nancy, it’s the Republican’s fault.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi describes the moment she learned about the attack on her husband, in her first sit-down interview since the violence in their home https://t.co/5EnEAdoRM6 pic.twitter.com/LW0aUmDw4A
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"In our democracy there is one party that is doubting the outcome of the election, feeding that flame, and mocking any violence that happens," says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her first sit-down interview since her husband's attack. "That has to stop." https://t.co/5EnEAdoRM6 pic.twitter.com/EhEmsGYCuM
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