Elon Musk apologizes for tweet about attack on Paul Pelosi

Elon Musk has apologized. Right after bodycam footage launched Friday confirmed the attack on former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partner, Paul, in his dwelling in October, the Twitter CEO reported he was sorry for a controversial tweet he posted about the incident.

In that tweet, Musk joined to a Santa Monica Observer post declaring that, at the time of the attack, an inebriated Paul Pelosi experienced been arguing with a male escort. He wrote, “There is a tiny chance there may possibly be far more to this story than satisfies the eye.”

NBC Bay Region reporter Bigad Shaban to start with acquired the footage, which displays police arriving at the Pelosi residence—and David DePape bashing Paul Pelosi in excess of the head with a hammer. Pelosi has recovered from a fractured skull, when DePape is charged with attempted murder and other crimes. 

Subsequent the launch of the footage on Friday, phone calls for Musk to apologize grew louder. Previous GOP Residence lawmaker Adam Kinzinger, for illustration, tweeted, “Hey @elonmusk treatment to respond to the Pelosi video clip? You spread the large conspiracy…” 

Stephanie Ruhle, who hosts The 11th Hour on MSNBC, tweeted on Saturday, “This would be a excellent minute for @elonmusk to apologize to the Pelosi family members- I just can’t consider of a a lot more impactful time for him to use his ability, impact and system to specific contrition & compassion.”

Musk replied to that, stating, “I did.” 

He pointed to a reply he built to one more Twitter person who wrote: “Idiots on the still left want @elonmusk to apologize to the Pelosis. For what? It is even now a questionable and bizarre predicament concerning two men in their underwear.”

Musk wrote in response to that, “Nonetheless, I apologize.” 

Kinzinger, in the meantime, thanked the Seattle Times for listing large-profile conservatives “who created enjoyable of Paul Pelosi,” incorporating, “Hold them accountable.” Amid those people mentioned were being Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Fox Information host Tucker Carlson. 

Former president Donald Trump also chimed in on the attack through an interview on the Chris Stigall Podcast last yr. Referring to Pelosi household, he reported, “The glass it appears to be was broken from the inside to the out, so it wasn’t a crack in, it was a crack out.” That adopted him stating, “Well, it’s odd issues going on in that domestic in the very last couple of months.” 

Musk deleted his Oct tweet about the assault soon immediately after submitting it, prompting one Twitter person to reply, “Never cave to the leftist mob. By no means!”

But the tweet, which came just days after he last but not least acquired Twitter right after a drawn-out lawful battle, deepened the uncertainty about how he would alter the social community, with several advertisers pulling back again.

On Thursday, Musk tweeted that he’d fulfilled with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Chief Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to “discuss guaranteeing that this system is honest to equally functions.” 

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