We now know that David DePape is a MAGA terrorist whose goal to cripple Nancy Pelosi was motivated by Donald Trump's Big Lie about election fraud. Don't take my word for it. He told us this himself. This is from the criminal complaint filed against him.
DEPAPE stated that he was going to hold Nancy hostage and talk to her. If Nancy were to tell DEPAPE the truth, he would let her go, and if she lied, he was going to break her kneecaps. DEPAPE was certain that Nancy would not have told the truth. In the course of the interview, DEPAPE articulated he viewed Nancy as the leader of the pack of lies told by the Democratic Party. DEPAPE also later explained that by breaking Nancy's kneecaps, she would then have to be wheeled into Congress, which would show other Members of Congress there were consequences to actions. DEPAPE also explained generally that he wanted to use Nancy to lure another individual to DEPAPE. . . .
DEPAPE remembered thinking that there was no way the police were going to forget about the phone call. DEPAPE explained that he did not leave after Pelosi's call to 9-1-1 because, much like the American founding fathers with the British, he was fighting against tyranny without the option of surrender. DEPAPE reiterated this sentiment elsewhere in the interview. . . .
DEPAPE stated that he pulled the hammer away from Pelosi and swung the hammer towards Pelosi. DEPAPE explained that Pelosi's actions resulted in Pelosi taking the punishment instead.
This confirms earlier reports that DePape's daughter said that DePape was indeed the author of a far right-wing QAnon-type blog that, among other things, claimed that "Either Q is Trump himself or Q is the deep state moles within Trumps inner circle."
This makes it all the more important to debunk Trump's Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him. It has been debunked by others before, but a more comprehensive debunking is needed--a debunking that looks at the events before the election--and I mean WAY before the election, back to 2016, and even back to 2012--as well as events that took place up to January 6. We need to look at Trump's history, what his advisors told Trump after the election, what Steve Bannon predicted would happen on election day, the lawsuits filed by voting machine companies in response to those spreading Trump's Big Lie, and a follow-the-money reward that proved there were millions of illegal voters--or was that just five? Here are the top dirty dozen reasons proving that not only was Trump's cry of a stolen election false, Trump and his associates knew they were false, and Trump planned well in advance to steal the election from Joe Biden if Biden won. This list is by no means complete.