David DePape, the man who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer in October, called in to a California news station on Friday to “apologize” for not going far enough with his attack.
DePape, who allegedly broke into the Pelosi home and attacked the then-House speaker’s husband, told KTVU he had an “important message” to share during a five-and-a-half minute phone call.
He said he attacked Pelosi because “liberty isn’t dying, it’s being killed systematically and deliberately.”
The “people killing it have names and addresses, so I got their names and addresses so I could pay them a little visit . . . have a heart to heart chat about their bad behavior,” said DePape, who faces state charges of attempted murder and elder abuse and federal charges for kidnapping.
“I want to apologize to everyone. I messed up. What I did was really bad. I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” he added.
DePape’s call on Friday came shortly after the San Francisco Superior Court ordered the release of audio and video footage of the attack that left 82-year-old Pelosi with a fractured skull.
The video shows police arriving at the Pelosi home to see both DePape and Pelosi both holding onto opposite ends of a hammer.
When the police ask what is going on, DePape responds: “Everything is good.”
Police tell the men to “drop the hammer.” DePape says “no” and grabs control of the hammer from Pelosi, savagely attacking him. Officers then storm forward and tackle the attacker.
DePape has pleaded not guilty. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 23.