Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated Saturday her husband was enhancing at a hospital, however that the assault on him by an intruder on the couple’s California residence left her and her household “heartbroken and traumatized.”
Pelosi, D-California, up to date home members on the chilling incident in a letter to Home colleagues that represented her first public remarks on the violence that occurred early Friday.
The speaker stated she was grateful for the short police and medical response to a 911 name from Paul, who she referred to as ‘Pop.’
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our household residence, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul,” she wrote within the letter. “Our kids, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening assault on our Pop.”
San Francisco police stated David DePape, 42, who faces expenses together with tried homicide, broke into the house occupied on the time solely by Paul Pelosi and confronted him, ending with a tug-of-war over a hammer.
Officers getting into the house noticed the 2 locked in that battle and informed them to drop the weapon, police stated. As Pelosi launched his grip, the suspect yanked it after which struck Pelosi within the head, they stated.
Pelosi, 82, was rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco Common Hospital, the place he “underwent profitable surgical procedure to restore a cranium fracture and critical accidents to his proper arm and arms,” Nancy Pelosi’s workplace stated in an announcement Friday.
Within the letter, Pelosi stated, “The outpouring of prayers and heat needs from so many within the Congress is a consolation to our household and helps Paul make progress together with his restoration.”
“His situation continues to enhance,” she added.
Two sources informed NBC Information the intruder was looking for the speaker, who was in Washington, D.C. Her safety element is assigned to Pelosi and to not members of the family or everlasting areas equivalent to her main residence in San Francisco.
The sources, certainly one of whom is a senior U.S. official, stated that earlier than the assault occurred, the intruder confronted Paul Pelosi shouting, “The place is Nancy, the place is Nancy?” A motive for the assault has not been decided.
As speaker, Pelosi is second in line for succession to the presidency after the vice chairman.