House Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke her silence after a “violent man” attacked her husband Paul during a break-in in their San Francisco home.
The Speaker wrote a “Dear Colleague” letter addressed to all members of Congress on Saturday.
“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. We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving,” Nancy Pelosi wrote.
As The New York Post previously reported:
“The man who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer has been named as David DePape by the San Francisco Police Department.”
“The 42-year-old is believed to have entered the Pelosi home through its rear and shouted, “Where’s Nancy?,” looking for the Democratic speaker of the House, who was in Washington, DC, at the time,” the outlet added.
The Post further reported:
Pelosi and DePape were both taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where NBC reported Pelosi was undergoing surgery.
San Francisco Police Chief William “Bill” Scott said officers were dispatched to the Pelosi residence in the Pacific Heights neighborhood at 2:27 a.m. Friday, where they encountered the suspect and Paul, who both appeared to be holding a hammer.
Scott also said DePape has been booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and “several other additional felonies.”
The attack shocked many politicians in Washington, generating an outpouring of condolences, including President Joe Biden, who said:
“This is despicable. There’s no place in America. There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol,” adding, “and what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections? COVID being a hoax? It’s all a bunch of lies.”
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