Nancy Pelosi’s husband was taken to hospital after being hit with a hammer throughout a house invasion
It was announced on Friday that Paul Pelosi, husband of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosiwas hospitalized after being badly hit with a hammer after an intruder broke into her San Francisco home.
According to the Associated Press, the intruder was reportedly looking for Nancy when he shouted, “Where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy?” Police arrived at the home just after 2 a.m. where they found Paul, 82, and the suspect, identified as David Depape, 42, was identified. Police Chief William Scott said both men grabbed the gavel and Depape ripped it off Pelosi and Pelosi started hitting him with it.
Pelosi was rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after suffering blunt force trauma and receiving multiple blows to the head.
The exact details of Pelosi’s condition were not given, but a spokesman said he was recovering.
Nancy Pelosi was in Washington at the time of the attack as she was due to appear at an event with Vice President Harris on Saturday. She has since canceled her performance.
A motive for the attack is still being determined. However, the AP reports that three people with knowledge of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity and shared that Depape targeted the home of Nancy and Paul Pelosis.
Vice President Harris commented on the attack, saying:
Doug and I are appalled by the attack on Paul Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi’s husband. The entire Pelosi family is in our hearts and we wish him a speedy recovery.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 28, 2022
CNN reports that Depape has posted multiple memes and conspiracy theories on social media related to Covid vaccines, the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. These posts were created via Facebook, which has since been removed.
Relatives confirmed that the account where the memes and conspiracy theories were posted belonged to Depape and that he had been estranged from the family for some time.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94