Former President Donald Trump took part in a brutal hammer attack targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, calling the violence “atrocious.”
The former president dealt with a violent attack at Pelosis’ home in San Francisco while discussing rising crime rates in what he called a “Democrat-run city.”
“For Paul Pelosi, it sucks, and for all of them, it sucks,” Trump said in an interview with the conservative Spanish-language network Americano Media.
“Look what happened all over San Francisco. Look what happened in Chicago. It was much worse than Afghanistan,” he said.
Suspect David DePape, 42, was arrested Friday on suspicion of breaking into Pelosis’ residence and yelling “Where’s Nancy?” before hitting 82-year-old Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer.
The Speaker of the House was in Washington DC at the time of the attack.
Paul Pelosi has undergone surgery to repair a fractured skull and is expected to make a full recovery.
Depapu has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, robbery and other felonies, police said.
In an interview Friday at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Trump was asked about the incident involving Pelosi in the larger context of rising crime rates across the United States. rice field.
“These people are crazy,” said the former president, referring to Illinois legislators who passed a controversial law last year to abolish cash bail, which takes effect next year. “They’re trying to release a stone-cold killer from prison, and no one knows why. I mean, they need a room or something.”
On January 1, 2023, the state of Illinois announced a move as part of the 2021 “Safe-T” legislation passed in response to nationwide protests against police brutality following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. End cash bail.
In contrast to conservatives’ claims that suspects of serious felonies, including murder and arson, are released pending trial, judges may imprison accused criminals if they are deemed a threat to public safety. continue to have discretionary power to order
But the new law imposes higher standards to meet these conditions, which critics say make it harder to arrest suspects.