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Brian Kilmeade Gives Unbelievable Defense Of Pelosi Attacker’s Reported ‘Where’s Nancy’ Cry

Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade supplied an astonishing dismissal on Thursday of the apparently politically-motivated assault on Paul Pelosi, whose attacker allegedly requested “Where is Nancy” and aimed to take the House speaker hostage.

“You bring up Donald Trump, January 6th and Paul Pelosi and saying they heard the words ‘Where’s Nancy?’” Kilmeade stated on “Fox & Friends” in response to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday night time speech about democracy in peril.

“That’s the same thing the FedEx guy says when he needs a signature,” Kilmeade continued. “‘Where’s Nancy’ is nothing perilous. That’s what you do when you are looking for Nancy.”

The man who attacked Paul Pelosi did purpose to search out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), regulation enforcement alleged. She was not residence on the time. Authorities stated the suspect instructed police he wished to interrupt the speaker’s kneecaps and that he considered her as “the ‘leader of the pack’ of lies told by the Democratic Party.”

Online posts under the name of the suspect, David DePape, embody rambling writings citing QAnon conspiracy theories, questioning the outcomes of the 2020 election and defending former President Donald Trump.

Kilmeade stated the assault had “nothing to do with” Trump and “everything to do with the crime in San Francisco and the illegal immigrants who overstayed their visa,” echoing how Trump and different Republicans have tried to spin the assault.

DePape, a Canadian nationwide who had been dwelling within the Bay Area for 20 years, didn’t have authorized authorization to be within the U.S., according to the Department of Homeland Security.

President Joe Biden delivered remarks on preserving and defending democracy at Union Station, highlighting the specter of election deniers and people who search to undermine religion in voting within the upcoming midterm elections.

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In a televised handle Wednesday night time, Biden urged voters to reject his predecessor’s extremist values and “big lie” rhetoric and work to defend democracy amid political violence and voter intimidation efforts.

He began the speech by recounting the violent assault on Paul Pelosi contained in the couple’s San Francisco residence. In the early hours of Friday morning, DePape allegedly woke the 82-year-old at his bedside, carrying a hammer, zip ties and different gadgets, and demanded to know the place his spouse was, in accordance with court docket paperwork.

“‘Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?’” Biden quoted in his handle. “Those are the very same words used by the mob when they stormed the United States Capitol on January the 6th, when they broke windows, kicked in the doors, brutally attacked law enforcement, roamed the corridors hunting for officials and erected gallows to hang the former vice president, Mike Pence.”

Conservatives have been up in arms over accusations that inflammatory and false right-wing rhetoric helped encourage the assault on Pelosi. And Fox News hosts have repeatedly flirted with the litany of far-right conspiracy theories casting doubt on or shifting blame for the incident, elevating questions that had been already answered by Justice Department charging paperwork.

DePape was charged with quite a few state and federal crimes, together with assault, tried homicide and tried kidnapping. He pleaded not responsible on Tuesday to all state fees. He has not but entered a plea in federal court docket.

Paul Pelosi stays hospitalized after surgical procedure to restore a cranium fracture and severe accidents to his proper arm and fingers.

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