- Nancy Pelosi said she and her family are “heartbroken and traumatized” after her husband was attacked.
- Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked with a hammer by an intruder that broke into the couple’s residence.
- The congresswoman said that her husband’s situation “continues to improve.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she and her family are “heartbroken and traumatized” after a brutal hammer attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi.
In a statement to the House on Saturday, the congresswoman said: “Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me, and brutally attacked my husband, Paul.”
“Our children, our grandchildren, and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop.”
Pelosi expressed gratitude for legislation enforcement and medical professionals that responded to the incident and said her husband’s situation “continues to improve.”
“Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery,” she said.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was hospitalized after an intruder broke into the couple’s San Francisco residence within the early hours of Friday and “violently” attacked him with a hammer, authorities said.
He underwent surgical procedure to restore a cranium fracture and critical accidents to his proper arm and hand. The congresswoman’s workplace previously said that he’s anticipated to get better totally.
The suspect was recognized as David DePape, 42, and he faces fees together with tried murder and assault with a lethal weapon, in accordance with San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.
DePape shouted, “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?” on the speaker’s husband after breaking in, in accordance with CNN.
He allegedly had a bag containing zip ties with him when he broke into the couple’s residence, a supply briefed on the incident advised CNN.
The suspected attacker was discovered to have engaged in varied conspiracy theories on-line, together with about COVID-19, the worldwide elite, and election fraud.
The attack comes amid fears over an increase in threats towards US lawmakers, in accordance with the US Capitol police.