Court releases video of Paul Pelosi’s hammer attack, adding chilling details
The suspect, Mr. DePape, 43, faces multiple felony charges in state court, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He also faces federal charges of conspiring to kidnap a federal officer and assault a family member of a federal official. If convicted, he faces the possibility of life in prison. He has pleaded not guilty and the next hearing in the case is scheduled for February 23, when a trial date will be set.
Mr. Pelosi is recovering from the attack. In recent weeks, he has attended a number of high-profile events with his wife, including Introducing Mrs. Pelosi’s portrait and the Kennedy Center Honors. At both events, he wore a hat to cover any visible head injuries and dark gloves to cover his injured hand. Earlier this month, Mr. Pelosi sat in the House gallery overlooking the floor as members cast their first of 15 votes to elect a new speaker. However, Ms. Pelosi and family members have been candid about the long road he faces before he can make a full recovery.
“He was out a little bit because the doctor said he had to have something to look forward to, and so, again, someday,” Pelosi told CNN’s Chris Wallace during an interview. recent interview. “He had wounds and all the rest of his body. Those things took time, but they healed. Tendons, you know all that stuff. But the head is another matter.”
With a serious head injury, “you have to be careful where you move,” Ms. Pelosi said. You have to be careful about the light. You have to be careful about the sound. And it just takes a while. You feel very tired, but, you know, don’t go any deeper into it, but according to the doctors, it will probably take another three or four months, for him to really be himself.
According to daughter Alexandra Pelosi, Mr. Pelosi has never been deeply interested in politics, despite being married to the most powerful Democratic executive in the country. His friends include many Republicans, and he forbids the family from discussing politics at the dinner table.
But Mr. Pelosi has played an invaluable behind-the-scenes role for his wife during her years leading the House Democrats, a rather unattractive role played out in a recent HBO documentary about her. Pelosi performed by Alexandra Pelosi.
Mr. Pelosi, a multi-millionaire venture capitalist, runs what his family calls a “subsistence business,” buying dish towels, washing dishes, dealing with contractors and even shopping for clothes. for his wife, so that she can focus on things freely. her energy at work.
“He stays out of the spotlight as much as he can,” Alexandra Pelosi said in a recent interview. He almost got to the end without anyone knowing who he was.