Nancy, the House Speaker, is being assaulted by a man Pelosi’s husband in their San Francisco home last month pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning to federal charges in the attack, local outlets first reported.

Prosecutors claimed that DePape was found with a roll tape, rope and a second hammer by officers after he was stopped by them. Federal complaint states that the suspect sought to locate the House speaker in order to question her about the matter. “truth” Break her kneecaps so “she would then have to be wheeled into Congress” It is meant to be a warning for other legislators.

A federal charge of assaulting the family member of a U.S. officer carries a maximum sentence in prison of 30 years and a $250,000 fine. The second charge, attempted kidnapping a U.S. official, carries a maximum sentence that can be served is 20 years in prison with a $250,000 fine. Brooke Jenkins, San Francisco District attorney, said that DePape faces a maximum sentence of 13 years to death in prison if convicted under state charges.

DePape’s next appearance in federal court is scheduled for Nov. 30.