Nancy Pelosi traumatized by her husband's violent assault
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
Leader of the Democrats in Congress Nancy Pelosi said she was “traumatized” by her husband's violent assault, which occurred Friday at their California home.< /p>
Our children, grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the assault that puts our Pop's life in danger, she wrote on Twitter.
Paul Pelosi was attacked at his home by a man wielding a hammer, who was actually looking for Nancy Pelosi.
We are grateful for the quick response from the forces of the United x27;order and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving, she added.
Paul Pelosi, 82 – who had surgery and is recovering in hospital – was home alone. Nancy Pelosi was in Washington.
Her condition continues to improve, Ms. Pelosi added.
San Francisco police say officers found the assailant at the couple's home just before 2:30 a.m., where he and Paul Pelosi were fighting over a hammer.
The The suspect snatched Mr. Pelosi's gavel and violently assaulted him with it, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott told reporters. He later claimed that Paul Pelosi had been punched at least once.
Police have identified the assailant as 42-year-old David Depape.
Scott said Depape will be charged with attempted homicide, felony, and murder. assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and other crimes.
It was not a random act (…) it was intentional, he claimed.
The suspect demanded to see me and brutally attacked my husband Paul, Ms. Pelosi wrote in her letter.
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi with her husband Paul.
According to US media citing sources close to the family, the assailant had told Paul Pelosi that he was going to tie him up and await the arrival of his wife.
Local media had earlier reported that the individual shouted Where's Nancy?.
Speaking after voting in his home state of Delaware on Saturday afternoon , President Joe Biden said he doesn't know for sure, but it appears this (assault) was aimed at Nancy.
You can't condemn the violence unless you condemn those people who continue to claim that the elections weren't real, that they were stolen – all the bullshit that was put out to undermine democracy, he claimed. /p>
According to police quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the suspect had adopted far-right positions on social networks.
< p class="e-p">In recent months, many elected officials have warned of renewed violence against American politicians, with Republican Senator Susan Collins saying she would not be surprised if she i an elected official or senator was killed.