Alexandra Pelosi says that the attack on her father, Paul Pelosi, was “very hard” on her mother.
Her daughter says that after her husband was severely beaten in November, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had priests come to her San Francisco home to do an “exorcism.”
Alexandra Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, told the New York Times that her mother had asked priests to do an exorcism on the house during Thanksgiving, just a few weeks after David DePape allegedly hit Paul Pelosi with a hammer.
Her daughter says that Nancy Pelosi was “sorry” that a man looking for her hurt her husband.
“In all honesty, that made her feel down. She must have felt terrible about it. That was the last thing that broke her. She asked priests to come to her house during the Thanksgiving holiday and try to do an exorcism or hold a prayer service.” The New York Times says that this is what Alexandra Pelosi said.
“The man is strong and good at sports. It hasn’t been easy. He should be fully better in another three to four months.” Then she gave more details.
Brooke Jenkins, the district attorney for San Francisco, said that DePape entered Pelosi’s home in the early hours of October 28 through a glass door in the back and went straight into a bedroom where Paul Pelosi was sleeping. Jenkins says that DePape stopped Paul Pelosi from using the phone in the home elevator when he tried to use it.
Jenkins says that Paul Pelosi was able to get away and call the police from a bathroom.
When the police got to the house, they saw Paul Pelosi and DePape fighting over a hammer. Police in San Francisco says that DePape attacked Paul Pelosi after they told him to put the hammer down.
DePape has been accused of many crimes, such as trying to kill someone, breaking into a house, attacking someone with a dangerous weapon, and mistreating an older adult. He says he is not guilty and has entered a plea of not guilty. If the state and federal charges against him are accurate, he could go to prison for a long time.
A federal document says that DePape’s first plan was to take former Speaker Pelosi hostage and question her.
The affidavit says that Nancy was told she would be hurt physically if she lied to DePape, but that she would be free if she told the truth.