Brian Kilmeade Gives Amazing Defense Of Pelosi Attacker Who Reported ‘Where’s Nancy’
Fox News‘ Brian Kilmeade on Thursday offered a stunning rebuttal to an apparently politically motivated attack on Paul Pelosi, whose assailant allegedly asked “Where’s Nancy” and aimed to take the Speaker of the House of Representatives hostage.
“You mention Donald Trump, January 6th and Paul Pelosi and you say they heard the words ‘Where’s Nancy,'” Kilmeade said? on “Fox & Friends” in response to President Joe Biden Speech on Wednesday evening about democracy in danger.
“It’s the same thing the FedEx guy says when he needs a signature,” Kilmeade continued. “’Where’s Nancy’ is nothing dangerous. That’s what you do when you’re looking for Nancy.”
The man who attacked Paul Pelosi had his sights set on finding the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), allegedly by police. She was not at home at the time. Authorities announced the suspects told the police he wanted to break the speaker’s kneecaps and see her as the “leader of the pack” of lies told by the Democratic Party.
Online posts under the suspect’s nameDavid DePape, include rambling texts invoking QAnon conspiracy theories, questioning the results of the 2020 election and defending former President Donald Trump.
Kilmeade said the attack had “nothing to do” with Trump and “everything to do with crime in San Francisco and illegal immigrants overstaying their visas,” repeating how Trump and other Republicans tried to spin the attack.
DePape, a Canadian citizen who has lived in the Bay Area for two decades, was not legally authorized to be in the U.S., according to Department of Homeland Security.
President Joe Biden delivered remarks about preserving and protecting democracy at Union Station, highlighting the threat posed by election deniers and those seeking to undermine faith in voting in the upcoming midterm elections. (Photo: Michael A. McCoy via Getty Images)
In a televised address Wednesday night, Biden urged voters to reject the extremist values and “big lie” rhetoric of his predecessor and work to defend democracy amid political violence and voter intimidation efforts.
He began the speech by recounting the violent attack on Paul Pelosi at the couple’s home in San Francisco. In the early hours of Friday morning, DePape allegedly woke the 82-year-old at his bedside, carrying a hammer, zip ties and other items, and demanded to know where his wife was, according to court documents.
“’Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?”, Biden quoted in his speech. “These are the same words the mob used when they stormed the United States Capitol on January 6th, when they broke windows, kicked in doors, brutally attacked police, roamed the halls looking for officers and erected a gallows to hang former Vice President Mike Pence.”
Conservatives bristled at accusations that inflammatory and false right-wing rhetoric helped inspire the attack on Pelosi. And Fox News anchors have repeated it flirted with the a range of far-right conspiracy theories cast doubt or shift blame for the incident, raising questions already answered by the Justice Department’s indictment documents.
DePape is charged with numerous state and federal crimes, including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty to all state charges on Tuesday. He has not yet entered a plea in federal court.
Paul Pelosi remains hospitalized after surgery to repair a fractured skull and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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