Following the attack at 2:30 am local time, Paul underwent surgery for a fractured skull and injuries to his arm and hands. The speaker was not at the residence at the time of the attack, but quick connections were drawn between the incident and the January 6 Capitol Hill riots where rioters were trying to find her.
A number of conspiracy theories have since emerged from key right-wing figures with Donald Trump Jr posting jokes online about the incident and many saying that the broken glass was found outside the door, indicating a “break out”.
Fox News host Jesse Watters said: “How did this homeless durg addict even get inside the house?
“No one has been able to give us a straight answer about that. Now, there was glass broken at the rear door. We’ve seen those photos, but there looks like there’s glass on both sides, inside and out.”
The theories have been debunked by police officials, but it has not stopped former President Donald Trump from joining in.
In an interview with radio host Christ Stigall on Tuesday, Trump said that there have been “weird things going on in that household in the last couple of weeks.”
He continued: “You know, probably, you and I are better off not talking about it.
“The glass, it seems, was broken from the inside to the out and, you know, so it wasn’t a break in, it was a breakout.”
Despite calling the incident “very sad”, the former President stated that he is “not a fan of Nancy Pelosi”.
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Charging documents which were released on Monday showed that prior to the conspiracy theories taking hold, DePape, 42, “stated that he broke into the house through a glass door, which was a difficult task that required the use of a hammer”.
This information was made public before Mr Watter’s show aired and before Trump ran with Watter’s comments on the Pelosi break in.
Alongside this, former Las Vegas detective Randy Sutton told Mr Watters: “There’s glass on both sides. However – Now, I’ve investigated a ton of burglaries and forcible entries using glass – that is not that unusual.”
Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne slammed the former President on Twitter saying that he was “at it again on Tuesday, spouting lies to feed conspiracy theories”.