In a jailhouse interview shortly after his arrest, the suspect accused in the October attack of Paul Pelosi, David Wayne DePape, told police that he targeted the Pelosi home because he planned to hold U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi hostage. He was enraged by what he said were lies that she and Democrats had spread about former President Donald Trump, he told police. “It originates with Hillary, but like Pelosi ran with the lie as much as or more than anyone. Honestly, like, day in day out, the person who was on the TV lying everyday was Pelosi,” DePape said during an Oct. 28 jailhouse interview, according to a recording that law enforcement officials released on Friday. In a nearly 18-minute interrogation with a San Francisco police sergeant, DePape spouted a host of conspiracy theories and told police that he intended to try to force Nancy Pelosi to recant what he called her lies — and harm her if she refused. He repeated Trump’s false claim that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election. “If she told the truth, I would let her go scott-free,” DePape said. “If she fucking lied, I was going to break her calves.” DePape is accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, the former speaker’s 82-year-old husband, with a hammer at the couple’s San Francisco home in October. He has pleaded not guilty to six state charges brought by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, including attempted murder, and faces additional charges in a parallel proceeding in federal court.

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