He targeted a Democrat
His target was Nancy Pelosi, sources told the Associated Press. DePape shouted, “Where is Nancy?” before he violently attacked the Speaker’s 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, the AP reported.
DePape is a fringe conspiracy theorist. “We know that this person has a long history of fringe conspiracy theory views,” Wiener said.
A blog titled “God Is Loving” was written by an author named David DePape. The blog focused on “Big Brother” conspiracy theories and censorship. The author rails against an “elite ruling class” of mainstream media and technology companies for censoring people not in power.
DePape appears to have made racist, and often rambling, posts online, including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended Donald Trump, and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories.