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David DePape, the man who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer in October, called a California news station on Friday to “apologise” for not going far enough with his attack.

Depp, who allegedly broke into Pelosi’s home and assaulted the House speaker’s husband, told KTVU he had an “important message” to share during the five-and-a-half-minute phone call.

He said he attacked Pelosi because “freedom does not die, it is killed systematically and deliberately”.

“The killers have names and addresses, so I got their names and addresses so I could pay them a little visit. . . talk to them about their bad behavior,” said Depay, who faces state charges of attempted murder and federal charges of elder abuse and kidnapping.

“I want to apologize to everyone. I mixed up. What I did was really bad. I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come more prepared,” he added.

On Friday, Depappé’s call came shortly after The San Francisco Superior Court has ordered the release of audio and video recordings of the attack on Pelosi, 82, who fractured her skull.

The video shows police arriving at Pelosi’s home to find both DePuy and Pelosi both holding opposite ends of a sledgehammer.

When the police ask what is going on, Depap answers. “Everything is fine”:

The police tell the men to “put down the hammer”. Depay says no and wrests control of the gavel from Pelosi, savagely attacking her. The officers then rush forward and tackle the assailant.

Depay pleaded not guilty. He will appear in court on February 23.

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