(FreedomBeacon.com)- Republican Rep. Clay Higgins deleted a tweet about Nancy Pelosi in the wake of the attack on her husband at their San Francisco home. The congressman reportedly tweeted a doctored photo of Nancy Pelosi covering her eyes, with one of them looking bruised.
Higgins supplemented the picture with the caption, “That moment you realize the nudist hippie male prostitute LSD guy was the reason your husband didn’t make it to your fundraiser.”
Higgins himself has yet to address the now-deleted tweet.
Paul Pelosi was attacked at the couple’s home at 2 a.m. by 42-year-old David DePape, an alleged nudist protestor. DePape allegedly broke into the home and assaulted Pelosi with a hammer shouting, “Where is Nancy?”
Sources familiar with the matter cite that DePape had a bag containing multiple zip ties.
Reports allege that DePape tied Pelosi up and said that he would wait until the House Speaker returned home. Pelosi then reportedly excused himself to the bathroom where his phone was charging and dialed 911, calling DePape a “friend” out of fear that DePape might hear him.
Police arrived just two minutes later, according to reports, finding both Pelosi and DePape on the floor with their hands on a hammer. That is when police report that DePape grabbed the hammer from Pelosi and hit him over the head.
Pelosi has successful undergone surgery “to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands. His doctors expect a full recovery,” said Pelsoi spokesperson Drew Hammill.
Some outlets have reported that DePape is a right-wing QAnon conspiracy theorist. But reporting from Michael Schellenberger, a lead journalist on crime and drug policy, homelessness, climate change, and more, shows that DePape was a homeless drug addict with left-wing politics.
His neighbors claim that DePape and his family were “radical activists.”
“They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Gay pride. But they’re very detached from reality,” said Trish, one of his neighbors. “They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.”