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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband attacked with hammer

SAN FRANCISCO ( Associated Press) – The husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked Friday morning by an intruder with a hammer while he was looking for the Democratic leader. where is nancy?

Police Chief William Scott said police responded to the home at 2:30 a.m. and found Paul Pelosi, 82, and attacker Dave Deppe, 42, fighting with a hammer. The intruder grabbed Pelosi’s hammer and began beating her before being subdued and arrested by officers.

Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, where she was scheduled to appear with Vice President Kamala Harris at a Saturday night fundraising event for the LGBTQ Human Rights Campaign, just days before a midterm election fueled by harsh and sometimes violent rhetoric. The Democratic legislator canceled his presentation.

The screams of the intruder at Pelosi’s home were an eerie echo of chants during the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when supporters of then-President Donald Trump tried to block Joe Biden’s certificate of victory and threatened the Democratic leader .

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Police said the motive for Friday’s attack had not yet been determined, but three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that Depay entered Pelosi’s home intentionally. The people were not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and asked to remain anonymous.

Police provided few details about the assailant and his motives. But this attack has raised questions on the security of Congressmen and their families. Nearly two years after the attack on the Capitol, threats to lawmakers are at their highest level in history. In the current campaigns for the midterm elections, crime and public safety have emerged as major concerns for Americans.

Paul Pelosi was badly beaten, with bruises on his head and body. He was admitted to Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco for treatment, the hospital confirmed. No information was immediately released about her condition, but a spokesman for Pelosi said she was recovering.

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Lawmakers from both parties were stunned and wished the Pelosi family well.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “What happened to Paul Pelosi was a despicable act.” “I spoke with Speaker Pelosi this morning and expressed my deep concern and warmest wishes for her husband and family, and I wish him a speedy recovery.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter: “Horrified and outraged by reports of Paul Pelosi being assaulted at his and Speaker Pelosi’s home last night. Grateful to hear that Paul is well on his way to a full recovery and that law enforcement agencies, including the All-Star Capital Police, are investigating the matter.”

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