House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi has been hospitalized after an intruder broke into the couple’s San Francisco home and beat him with a hammer.
The Speaker was not at home when her 82-year-old businessman husband was attacked, reports said. Paul Pelosi was “violently assaulted,” according to a statement from the Speaker’s spokesman, Drew Hammill.
“The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” he said. “Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.”
Police told CNN that a 32-year-old suspect is in custody. Two sources told the outlet that the alleged attacker came in through the back of the house sometime before 2:30 a.m. Hammill added that the Pelosis “are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” spokesperson Drew Hammill said. “The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation.” Hammill added, “Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” he added.
The U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and the San Francisco Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into the attack, according to the Capitol Police, which noted in a statement that staff from a field office “quickly arrived on scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation.”
“Special Agents with the USCP’s California Field Office quickly arrived on-scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation,” the statement continued. “The law enforcement agencies will provide more information when it can be released.”
It’s not clear why the U.S. Capitol Police need to have “field offices” anywhere, let alone in California.
White House Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement that President Joe Biden is praying for Paul Pelosi and his family, adding that he phoned the Speaker “to express his support after this horrible attack.”
The Daily Wire noted further:
San Francisco has made national headlines for continual problems with homelessness, public safety, drug use, and violent crime amid lackluster law enforcement, which led voters to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Several businesses have left the city since California reduced the penalty for shoplifting under $950 worth of goods.
Pelosi garnered controversy earlier this year after he was arrested for a drunk-driving crash in which he smashed his Porsche into a Jeep following a meal at a California restaurant. He avoided jail time but will have to pay thousands of dollars in fines, attend a three-month drunk driver class, and install a breathalyzer device in his car that will only allow the car to start after the device confirms he had not been drinking.