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Nancy Pelosi makes first comments since husband Paul attacked with hammer

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pauses while speaking during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 22, 2022, in Washington, D.C. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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.