Nancy Pelosi says husband continues to enhance after brutal house assault
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pictured along with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill on January 3, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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In her first public feedback since her husband was attacked, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned her household was “heartbroken and traumatized” by the brutal assault — however his situation is bettering.
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our household house, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul,” she mentioned in a letter addressed to Home colleagues.
“Our youngsters, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening assault on our Pop.”
Paul Pelosi was violently attacked with a hammer by an intruder who broke into the couple’s house in San Francisco early Friday morning. The Home Speaker was not in San Francisco on the time of the assault.
The 82-year-old has since gone by means of a profitable surgical procedure to restore a cranium fracture and critical accidents to his proper arm and fingers, Pelosi’s spokesman mentioned on Friday.
“His situation continues to enhance,” Pelosi mentioned within the letter.
The 42-year-old-assailant, David DePape, is being charged with tried murder, assault with a lethal weapon, elder abuse “and several other different extra felonies,” in keeping with San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.
A supply instructed CNBC the attacker was on the lookout for the Home Speaker, shouting: “The place is Nancy, the place is Nancy?” earlier than he assaulted Paul Pelosi.
“Please know that the prayers and heat needs from so many are a consolation to our household and are serving to Paul make progress along with his restoration,” the Home Speaker mentioned on Twitter late Saturday.
— CNBC’s Kevin Breuninger contributed to this report.