[UPDATE: ATTACKER WAS FORMER CASTRO NUDIST PROTESTER] — Paul Pelosi violently assaulted in home invasion this morning

It’s jut been reported that Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, is in the hospital after being violently assaulted this morning during a home invasion. He’s 82.

Here’s more from DC Examiner:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband was violently assaulted early Friday morning at his residency, according to the speaker’s office.

A motivation for the attack is still under investigation, but her husband, Paul Pelosi, has been taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Nancy Pelosi was not near the residency at the time of the attack.

“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi. The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement.

“Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time,” he added. “The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”

This is another reason to own a gun. I know it’s California and, even more so San Francisco, but there’s no reason this should ever happen to anyone. The news should be this morning that Paul Pelosi shot an attacker during a home invasion.

That being said, I’m glad the attacker is in police custody and I do hope Paul Pelosi makes a full recovery.

UPDATE: There are some new details on the attack being reported by CNBC, namely that the attacker was looking for Nancy and used a hammer when attacking her husband:

The suspect used a hammer in the attack, NBC News reported, citing two people briefed on the incident. He was searching for the House speaker, shouting, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?” before assaulting Paul Pelosi, a source briefed on the attack told NBC.

Police still say the motivation is under investigation but they are about to hold a press conference on the attack.

UPDATE 2: So the police press conference was a big nothing burger, but we have learned more about the suspect, including his name, which is David Depape. According to once source, he is a former Castro nudist protester, whatever that means:

Heavy.com has reporter the following in addition to this:

A 2013 article in the San Francisco Chronicle mentions Depape, although his name is spelled wrong. It describes him as a “hemp jewelry maker.” That article reported that Depape was the best man at the naked wedding of Gypsy Taub.

A 2008 article in the Oakland Tribune, accessed via Newspapers.com, reported that David Depape and Gypsy Taub have three children together. Instead of cooking Thanksgiving dinner in their Berkeley home, they “chose to join 350 others at the Two Star Market for a community meal,” the article stated.

“We like to meet our neighbors,” Taub, a pro nudity activist, told the newspaper.

Taub’s Facebook page says she is from Moscow, Russia, and is “the homeless youth director at Jerry Garcia Family Healing Clinic.” There is no indication that Taub has any connection to the Paul Pelosi attack; the inclusion is meant to flesh out the bio of Depape. Taub has told the media she believes 9/11 was an inside job, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

In 2013, in an article on Indy Bay.org, Taub mentioned Depape as a photographer at a nudity ban protest in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.

Depape sounds like a leftist, not a raving Trump support like I’m sure media was hoping for.

We’ll post more details when we get them…

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