David DePape, the man who struck Paul Pelosi with a hammer at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, is a raving, right-wing, MAGA-obsessed lunatic, according to numerous mainstream media sources, an increasing number of Democrats and liberal influencers.
However, as other individuals, including Elon Musk, have pointed out, DePape’s background is considerably more nuanced. According to the New York Post, he does not match the standard MAGA profile due to his nudist activism, hemp jewelry-making background, and alleged status as a homeless drug addict, and he does sound more like a Democrat.
Musk sent shockwaves over social media Sunday morning when he seemed to fact-check former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The latter had joined fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden, in attributing the attack on Pelosi to Republicans. Musk said that there’s a chance there’s more to the story.
Clinton, noting a Los Angeles Times article about DePape, urged her 31.7 million Twitter followers that the attack should be attributed to Republicans.
Clinton tweeted that the Republican Party and its mouthpieces propagate hatred and insane conspiracy theories on a regular basis. It is alarming but not unexpected when violence ensues. Clinton added, as citizens, we must hold them accountable for their statements and subsequent actions.
Clinton failed to present evidence that DePape’s attack on Pelosi was Republican-inspired, as is customary of Democrats. To many, the attack seemed to have been motivated by untreated mental illness and had nothing to do with politics. Reports are coming in that he once thought he was Jesus Christ and was constantly paranoid, thinking people were after him. DePape’s ex-partner stated that she met him when she was twenty and that he never had any particular leaning, nor was he involved in Politics.
Musk, who formally assumed control of Twitter on Friday, seized the opportunity to respond to Clinton’s unfounded charge.
Musk responded to Clinton’s tweet by writing there is a small potential that there is more to this tale than meets the eye.