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Democrat Nancy Pelosi reportedly had priests reform an “exorcism” on her home, according to Fox News.
Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra, said the attack on her father, Paul, has had a big effect on her mother — much more than people realize.
Pelosi said it could take “3-4 months before Paul would be really back to normal”.
Alexandra said, “I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty.”
“I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.”
Pelosi’s home church is St. Vincent de Paul, and the pastor there, Fr. Arturo Albano, said no one from his church was involved.
Albano said, “As far as I know, no exorcism or priest services were performed at her home.”
Pelosi said it was time for her to step down from her role as Speaker of the House rather than stepping down because of the attack.
She said, “I was probably going to go anyway. say we won by 20 votes, and it was a big thing, I might have stayed.”
“It’s true that I had two thoughts in mind when I went to the floor, to stay or not to stay. It was time to move on.”
Pelosi added, “If Hillary had won, I could have left. But I was not going to let Donald Trump have his way with the government.”
Mr. Pelosi was allegedly attacked intruder by David DePage, who demanded to know where Nancy Pelosi was at that time.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said, “Mr. DePape will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and held accountable for his heinous crimes.”
DePape has been charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse. DePage pleaded not guilty to both state and federal charges.
Adam Lipson, DePape’s public defender, said that the suspect “is going to be fighting this case in court, not the hallway.”