David DePape issued a new chilling statement regarding the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi. DePape called a San Francisco news outlet to give what he described as an "important message for everyone in America."
DePape called KTVU reporter Amber Lee from San Francisco County Jail on Friday to deliver a bizarre statement about the October attack on the husband of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
"I have an important message for everyone in America: you’re welcome," DePape said on the phone call lasting more than five minutes.
"Freedom and liberty isn't dying, it's being killed systematically and deliberately," DePape said. "The people killing it have names and addresses. So I got their names and addresses so I could pay them a little visit. Have a heart-to-heart chat about their bad behavior."
DePape does not issue an apology to the 82-year-old Pelosi – who needed emergency surgery for a fractured skull from the hammer attack. Instead, DePape stated, "I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was really bad. I'm so sorry I didn't get more of them. It's my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared."
DePape was upset that his website was shut down, but was attempting to set up a new website that was "out of the reach of tyrannical global fascists and their internet censors."
The suspect allegedly would not allow questions because it could jeopardize his case.
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On the same day DePape issued his statement, the police bodycam video of the violent hammer attack was released to the public.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stephen M. Murphy ordered the San Francisco District Attorney's Office to also release investigative material related to the case. Included was the audio of the police interrogation of DePape conducted shortly after his arrest last year.
When asked if he knew why he was arrested, DePape responded, "Absolutely."
DePape claimed that Democrats went on a "record-breaking crime spree."
"They go from one crime to another crime to another crime, and it’s like the whole f***ing four years until they were finally able to steal the election,” DePape said of the 2020 election of Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump.
DePape revealed why he targeted Nancy Pelosi, "Day in and day out, the person that was on the TV lying every day was Pelosi."
DePape told police that Pelosi hadn't done anything to him "specifically," but rather "to the American public honestly." He added, "She was the leader of the pack."
He admitted that he planned on taking Pelosi "hostage," and would let her go if she "told the truth."
"If she told the truth I’d let her go scot-free," DePape said. "If she f***ing lied, I was going to break her kneecaps."
However, he said Pelosi would lie "without a doubt."
He added that "it originates" with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
DePape said Paul Pelosi didn't hear him smashing the glass door at his home. He found Pelosi in bed. He asked where Nancy Pelosi was. After Paul told him that his wife was in Washington, D.C., DePape decided to wait until Pelosi returned home.
DePape asked Pelosi if he would consent to him tying him up.
He told police, "I'm like, 'Honestly, can I tie you up? I just want to f***ing go to sleep.'"
The suspect explained that he knew that Paul Pelosi was on a phone calling 911, and Pelosi was "pushing me into a corner where I have to do something."
DePape knew police would come to the Pacific Heights home after the 911 call, but he couldn't retreat because he was inspired by the "founding fathers."
"They fought the British. They fought the tyranny, they didn’t just f***ing surrender to it. When I left my house I went to fight tyranny, I did not leave to go surrender," DePape said.
DePape confessed to attacking Pelosi with a hammer during the police interrogation.
"I think he grabs the hammer so that I don’t hit him in retaliation (for the police showing up)," DePape admitted to police. "He thinks that I’ll just surrender. I didn’t come there to surrender. And I told (Paul Pelosi) that I will go through him."
He continued, "So I basically yanked it away from him and hit him. I’m there for the fight. If you stop me from going after evil you will take the punishment instead."
When asked if he regrets his actions, DePape responded, "No, it needed to be done."
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