Nancy Pelosi has issued a statement following the violent attack on her husband Paul in their San Francisco home on Friday morning. The House Speaker, 82, issued a statement on her website Saturday evening, detailing what happened just a day before as she provided an update on her husband’s health.
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me, and brutally attacked my husband Paul,” Nancy shared on her website. “Our children, our grandchildren, and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop.”
She added: “We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.”
According to NBC Bay Area, Paul’s medical care includes the brain surgery that he required. According to a source, Paul, also 82, was treated for facial injuries and was in stable condition after the intruder attacked him with a hammer. According to the outlet, Secret Service agents were stationed at the hospital.
According to CNN, Nancy was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the overnight attack, in which the intruder “confronted the speaker’s husband” and yelled, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?” According to sources, the criminal then attempted to bind Paul “until Nancy got home,” and was still “waiting for Nancy” when police arrived.
Continuing her weekend post, Nancy wrote, “Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery. His condition continues to improve.”
Before then asking for prayers for the “continued safety and well-being of your family,” Nancy also shared some words from the Book of Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
The intruder who broke into Nancy’s home was apprehended as multiple agencies, the US Capitol Police, the FBI, and the San Francisco Police Department collaborated to determine their motive. President Joe Biden also weighed in, calling the House Speaker, who is second in line for the presidency, to express his support.
“The President is praying for Paul Pelosi and for Speaker Pelosi’s whole family,” wrote White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in a statement. “He is also very glad that a full recovery is expected. The President continues to condemn all violence, and asks that the family’s desire for privacy be respected.”