Suspect in Pelosi Attack ‘Thought He Was Jesus’

David DePape

( – The man suspected of attacking US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in their home is “mentally ill” and “thought that he was Jesus,” his former partner and mother of his children has revealed.

Early Friday morning, 42-year-old David DePape invaded Pelosi’s mansion in California’s Napa Valley and assaulted her 82-year-old husband, multimillionaire Paul Pelosi, with a hammer. The suspect searched for Nancy Pelosi, who was not at home at the time.

DePape’s former partner presented herself under the nickname “Gypsy Taub” when she spoke in a phone call from the Californian Institution for Women in Corona, California, as cited by ABC 7 News. The outlet identified her as Oxane Taub, Breitbart News reported.

The woman said she and the suspect had three children together, a daughter and two sons. They met over 20 years ago and were together until seven years ago.

According to Taub, however, DePape emerged to have serious mental health problems.

“He is mentally ill. He has been mentally ill for a long time,” the suspect’s partner said.

Taub herself was sentenced on 20 counts last year, including the attempted abduction of a 14-year-old boy near his Berkeley high school. She is a nudist activist.

DePape’s ex-partner recalled a time when he vanished for a year from their home before reappearing out of the blue.

“He thought he was Jesus. He was constantly paranoid, thinking people were after him,” Taub revealed.

She said after a while, the future attacker of Paul Pelosi once again “became relatively normal.”

In her words, when they met, DePape’s political views were similar to her own, which are progressivist, but he didn’t have much knowledge of politics.

When DePape was arrested at the residence of Nancy and Paul Pelosi past 2:30 am last Friday, according to Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco Police Department, he had brought a “manifesto promoting conspiracy theories.”

A residence in Berkeley connected with DePape, which the FBI has raided, is known as “the hippie collective.”

“Interestingly, a photo of the outside of the house revealed several signs supporting left-leaning causes, which stands in contrast to attempts to link the attacker to ‘MAGA extremists,’” a Breitbart report said.

According to Police Chief Scott, DePape and Paul Pelosi struggled over a hammer when police officers arrived at the scene in Nancy Pelosi’s mansion.

“Our officers observed Mr. Pelosi and the suspect both holding a hammer. The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency backup, and rendered medical aid,” Scott said at the end of last week during his press conference on the incident.

Both Paul Pelosi and the attacker, David DePape, were taken to a hospital for treatment.