Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has spoken out for the first time about her husband Paul Pelosi‘s “life-threatening attack” following Friday’s house invasion and assault, in which he suffered a skull fracture and other critical injuries.
The House Speaker’s message, which she directed at her fellow lawmakers, came a day after an intruder entered into the Pelosis’ San Francisco home, allegedly accosted Paul Pelosi, and asked, “Where is Nancy, Where is Nancy?” before beating him with a hammer.
The Washington Post reported on Saturday that David DePape, the man San Francisco police have named as the suspect in the hammer attack, blogged “screeds against Jews, Black people, Democrats, the media, and transgender people.”
After undergoing surgery to treat his wounds, Paul Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery, Nancy Pelosi’s office stated on Friday.
While she was not home at the time of the incident, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement on Saturday expressing her and her family’s “heartbreak” over what happened and said that her husband’s condition is “continuing to improve.”
A violent man broke into our home early yesterday morning, demanded to face me, and viciously assaulted my husband, Paul. We are devastated and horrified by this attack on our Pop, as are our children and grandkids,” Pelosi said.
We are really appreciative of the rapid response of the police and emergency personnel, as well as the life-saving care he is currently getting. Paul’s progress in his rehabilitation is being aided by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes from so many in the Congress. His health is gradually improving.
Additionally, the words of Isaiah’s prophecy, “Fear not, because I am with you,” bring us great solace. Never fear, for I am your God. I’ll be your ally and source of strength. She went on to say, “I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
As a token of our gratitude, please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Rep. NANCY PELOSI
According to CNN, the attack occurred on the same day that multiple U.S. security agencies issued warnings about extremist conduct that could lead to “heightened threats of violence against a broad range of targets,” including ideological opponents and election workers.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke out about the attack on Paul Pelosi on Friday, calling it a “despicable crime” and saying that it has no place in America.
DePape will be charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and burglary, according to San Francisco police.