Nancy Pelosi says husband continues to make progress after brutal attack at home
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pictured with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill on January 3, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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In her first public comments since her husband was attacked, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said her family was “heartbroken and traumatized” by the brutal assault – but his condition is improving.
Paul Pelosi was violently attacked with an intruder’s hammer who broke into the couple’s home in San Francisco early Friday morning. The Speaker of the House was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack.
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally assaulted my husband, Paul,” she said in a letter to colleagues. House’s business.
“Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop.”
Paul Pelosi, 82, has since undergone a successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hand, a spokesman for Pelosi said on Thursday. Six.
“His condition continues to improve,” the Speaker said in the letter.
The 42-year-old attacker, David DePape, is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse “and several other felonies,” according to Sheriff William Scott. William Scott.
A source told CNBC that the attacker was looking for the Speaker of the House, shouting, “Where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy?” before he assaulted Paul Pelosi.
“Please know that the prayers and warm wishes from so many are comforting to our family and are helping Paul progress in his recovery,” the Speaker of the House said on Twitter. at the end of Saturday.
– by CNBC Kevin Breuninger contributed to this report.