Alleged Paul Pelosi attacker posts multiple conspiracy theories | CNN Politics

CNN — A man accused of attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband early Friday posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about the COVID-19 vaccine, the 2020 presidential election and the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, an acquaintance told CNN. “He looked lonely,” he said. A touch of reality.” David DePape, 42, has been identified by police as a suspect in assaulting Paul Pelosi at the speaker’s San Francisco home on Friday. Three of DePape’s relatives told CNN that DePape had been away from his family for years and that DePape had been away from his family for years and said he had been socialized on Friday. He said he confirmed his Facebook account, which was deleted by the media company. Hear details of the cryptic 911 call that led to Paul Pelosi’s rescue. His stepfather Gene DePape said David DePape grew up in Powell River, British Columbia, and was about He said he left Canada 20 years ago to pursue a relationship that brought him to California, and the suspect’s uncle, Mark DePape, said he was “really not sure what to think” of the allegation that his nephew attacked Pelosi. I hope, I don’t want to hear that.” People who knew DePape in California described him as a strange person: a 2013 San Francisco Chronicle article identified him as a “hemp jeweler” and said he lived with a nudist activist. Fully dressed DePape shows her nude wedding on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, California resident Linda Schneider told CNN that she had known DePape about eight years ago and that he occasionally sat next to her for her when they met. She said DePape was living in a warehouse in the Berkeley area and was wrestling with drugs but was “trying to create a new life for herself.” She said he was very shy. She said she couldn’t even open a bank account because she was afraid to talk, but Schneider later received a “really shocking” email from DePape that it sounded “out of touch like a megalomaniac” she said “because it looked too risky” He said he had stopped communicating with him, adding that he was reminded of “using biblical justification to harm.” DePape’s social media presence has in recent years been engulfed in conspiracy theories, similar to a picture of someone in a worrisome trajectory. Last year, David DePape posted on his Facebook page links to several videos produced by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell falsely claiming that the 2020 elections were stolen, while other posts contain transphobia images and contain Covid vaccines Linked to this lethal website, in one post, “The death rate being pushed is the one ‘they’ always want. DePape also noted that “the Democrat FARCE Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol Riots has been Collapse!!!” and I posted a link to a YouTube video with the same title. “The Global Elite Plans to Take Your Money! (Public)” Two days after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, DePap wrote that the trial was “modern lynching.” , which falsely pointed out that Floyd died of a drug overdose, also known as the “Great Reset”, a huge conspiracy theory that global elites are using the coronavirus to gain more power and lead a new world order that oppresses the masses. Great Reset)”, and he complained that politicians promising to win votes are “offering bribes in exchange for making you more enslaved.” Most public posts on DePape’s Facebook page is from 2021. Initially, DePape also posted lengthy posts about religion, including claims that “Jesus is the Antichrist.” No public posts mention Pelosi. More recently, the username was changed to “daviddepape.” “Two other blogs posted similar content on DePape’s Facebook page. Over the course of several days in August 2022, in a series of posts on the WordPress.com blog, the author complained about massive tech censorship and said, “Hitler is doing nothing wrong. The site has since been taken offline. And another blog attributed to “daviddepape” has anti-Semitic doctrine and content linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory. One video posted on the site includes Donald Trump Another video contains images of Pelosi and other politicians wielding a hammer during the impeachment of a former president, while a third video contains a clip of Pelosi speaking in the House of Representatives over the past few weeks. Another post on . . featured a video accusing LGBTQ people of ‘beautying’ children, and a journalist saying ‘there is no evidence of election fraud’ was ‘just right’ We must go out into the streets and shoot.” The most recent post linking to a YouTube video comparing college to heresy went up the day before the Pelosi attack. CNN was unable to confirm that both blogs were written by DePape. Another former acquaintance of DePape also told CNN that he had been showing the behavior for years. California-based Laura Hayes said he worked with DePape months before he made hemp bracelets when DePape lived in a warehouse in the Berkeley area. She said DePape sold bracelets as a business. “He was very strange. He didn’t make good eye contact with him.” Hayes said. She recalled him saying, “He’s going to have a hard time talking to the angels.” But she didn’t remember making any seriously threatening remarks and she didn’t think much of it, she said, because she’s a ‘Berkeley’ with a rare geek character. DePape and her Facebook friend Hayes said her recent post of hers was “repulsive in so many ways” and “so outrageous.”

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