Nancy Pelosi has spoken out after her husband Paul was assaulted with a hammer in their San Francisco home Friday.
On Saturday night, the speaker of the house made her first comments since the attack in a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul,” The speaker wrote. “Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop.”
Police identified the suspect who allegedly attacked Mr. Pelosi as 42-year-old David DePape, a Berkeley resident. He has been taken into custody and will be charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, among other charges, according to the district attorney.
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