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Nancy Pelosi Makes First Comments Since Husband Paul Attacked With Hammer

Written by Joe BurnPublished Oct. 29, 2022 • 6:43pm
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

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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.”

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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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