San Francisco DA Decides Pelosi Attack ‘Politically Motivated’

By Mike Huckabee Published on November 1, 2022

David DePape, the man who has confessed to law enforcement that he entered the home of Paul and Nancy Pelosi and assaulted Paul with a hammer, is “a homeless, mentally ill drug addict with a fondness for BLM,” as Tucker Carlson quipped accurately Monday night. That description applies to a lot of folks in San Francisco, but he’s also an illegal alien, a Canadian who has long overstayed his visa. So, for a more complete description, David DePape is “a mentally ill, drug addicted illegal alien nudist who takes hallucinogens and lives in a hippie school bus in Berkeley with a BLM banner and a pride flag out front.”

But earlier on Monday, San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins gave a press conference in which she stated flatly that they believe DePape’s crime to be “politically motivated” — and this being San Francisco, one may safely assume which politics she means. This remark came in the context of her repeatedly stressing that answers would have to wait because the investigation is in its early stages.

So, which is it? If the investigation is just beginning and so many questions can’t yet be answered, how is this DA able to say with such certainty that the attack was politically motivated?

Leftists Waste No Time in Placing Blame

Leftists waste no time; in fact, they were already blaming the right the day of the attack.

But a very different picture is emerging — that of an assailant who is simply crazy as a bedbug, and perhaps infested with them, too, from his living arrangements involving a dilapidated, garbage-strewn old school bus. He just lets his freak flag fly, whether that flag is a rainbow flag, a BLM flag and/or (hypothetically) a MAGA flag. I say hypothetically because I’ve heard no actual reports of a MAGA flag.

But this close to the midterm election, a MAGA flag it will be! Attorney Laurence Tribe, who is just as deranged in his own way as this nudist weirdo is in his, tweeted: “…The far right has normalized the use of violence even against the families of public officials with whom somebody might disagree.”

Far right? Since when is this hammer-wielding fruitcake a member of the far right? And if we’re going to get political about who is “normalizing” the use of violence, how’s about we ask Steve Scalise (who was almost killed by a shooter targeting Republicans), Lee Zeldin, and Rand Paul? For starters.

What We Know to Be True — and Shades Thereof

Let’s just look at what we know to be true, and also who might be trying to hide or shade the truth. Beege Welborn at HOT AIR expresses it well, saying on Sunday, “Events and reports from the scene are shifting rapidly. The possibility the cynical Democratic card is being played more as a distraction from the true situation, [versus] an accusation of fault, looks stronger every passing hour.”

Local news seemed protective of Paul Pelosi’s image. One reporter, caught on a hot mic talking to his producer on the phone about what he could include in his broadcast, was heard saying this: “Hey, so is this the dude that is a former nudist dude?”… “Yeah, okay, is it okay to say any of that stuff?”… “Nope?”

President Biden tried to have it both ways (as usual), condemning “too much hatred, too much vitriol” in political speech while repeatedly indulging in it himself. Biden’s speeches lately have been as divisive and poisonous — particularly in their race-baiting — as any we’ve ever heard from anyone. And so-called news organizations were quick to link this incident with “domestic extremists,” sometimes piggy-backing on what the Biden administration is saying. CBS News reported, “On the same day as the attack on Paul Pelosi, the U.S. warned of a ‘heightened threat’ to the midterm contests, fueled in part by a rise in domestic violent extremism (DVE) and driven by ideological grievances and access to potential targets, according to a joint intelligence bulletin obtained by CBS News.”

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Ah, another joint intelligence bulletin. We know how much to trust the intelligence community when they get together to issue a report, which is to say not at all. Any bulletin issued by them has as much credibility as their letter about Hunter Biden’s laptop. (Note: so-called “fact”-checkers are similarly unworthy.) On the bright side, their bulletin gives those of us with ideological grievances an acronym all our own: DVE. If it’s going to apply to us in today’s political climate, though, we should say it really stands for “Doubt Virtually Everything.”

Better to hear from people with real knowledge to share, as opposed to a campaign narrative. Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, whose firm once served Pelosi with legal papers, said security was very high at their San Francisco home even when the Pelosis weren’t home. “Break-in is odd given this level of security,” she tweeted. And security cameras are everywhere in this very affluent neighborhood.

As Welborn notes, REUTERS was quick to blame President Trump for what this cuckoo-bird did: “An internet user with the same name as the man arrested at the scene…expressed support for former President Donald Trump and embraced the cult-like conspiracy theory QAnon in online posts…”

The Real DePape — Not the Left’s Convenient Creation

Welborn praises Michael Shellenberger for doing some real journalism, going out and talking to people who knew DePape firsthand. Apparently, the guy was mad as a hatter, living in a storage shed and doing hard drugs long before Trump entered politics. “DePape’s politics have little rhyme or reason,” Shellenberger reports. If you’d like to know about the real person instead of the left’s convenient creation, his piece is a must-read.

Shellenberger likens this obvious sicko to John Hinckley, Jr., the mentally ill man who shot President Ronald Reagan. Back in the ’80s, politics hadn’t yet tainted everything — not quite — and, if memory serves, most of us on both sides of the aisle could take a breath, think reasonably about it, and agree that, yes, Hinckley REALLY HAD shot Reagan because he wanted to impress Jodie Foster, not because he fanatically supported Walter Mondale.

But today, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) have their own story to write, and few among them care if it veers from reality. In 2022, they tell “their truth,” which is that Trump and Trump-supporters are to blame for EVERYTHING. As Shellenberger notes,

Wrapped up in their own obsession with Trump Republicans, most journalists missed the real story. David DePape is not a microcosm of the political psychosis gripping America in general. Rather, he’s a microcosm of the drug-induced psychosis gripping the West Coast in particular.

So I come back to my question for the San Francisco DA: If the investigation is so young that you can’t answer many questions about it, how can you already believe this attack on Paul Pelosi was politically motivated? Why would you say that? Perhaps you haven’t had the inclination to talk with a woman named Linda Schneider, who got to know him in 2014 and said she didn’t “think he had the courage to be part of any political or terrorist group.” She said of him, “His drug use began again and he went off his rocker.”


Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.

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