Spokesperson Nancy Pelosi releases heartbreaking letter about wicked assault on her husband
Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent her Democrats a “Dear Colleagues” letter explaining that a violent man broke into her family’s home to confront them and brutally assaulted her husband Paul. Reminding everyone that she is human with loved ones who are real people and have feelings, she wrote, “Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life threatening attack on our pop.”
Speaker Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, issued a statement after the attack, saying that Paul Pelosi “was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured skull and serious injuries to fix on his right arm and hands. His doctors expect a full recovery.”
Paul Pelosi is 82 years old. Imagine someone attacking an 82-year-old grandfather with a hammer. It’s more than spoiled.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is an American hero who literally saved this democracy on January 6 when Trump terrorists attempted to assassinate her and then-Vice President Mike Pence.
Although their lives were in danger, the terrorists chanted “Nancy, Nancy” and “All we want is Pelosi!”. outside her office in the Capitol minutes after she was evacuated from the building. They then stormed her office and searched for her.
This language mirrors what the attacker said after breaking into Pelosi’s home and saying, “Where’s Nancy.”
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Republicans have been demonizing Nancy Pelosi for over a decade, and right-wing media regularly try to humiliate her and treat her like a punching bag. They sexualize her and have even shown her on her knees dressed like a porn star.
Congress is now paying for body armor for lawmakers and their families, prompted by mounting threats to our government and its institutions, largely from radicalized Trump supporters enabled by complicit and cowardly Republican leaders.
For some sad reason, the media gives Republicans credit for inciting this violence — despite promoting the very conspiracies cited by the alleged attacker. They have not corrected the lies they tell daily, they have not admitted that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election – a huge lie that many Trump supporters believe and have reason to believe because Republican leaders and conservatives alike Media tell them it’s true.
In case it wasn’t previously obvious how dangerous this lie was, January 6 proved that it inspired domestic terrorism. That should have been enough; but it wasn’t. Republicans still haven’t set the record straight. Republicans continue to lie to their supporters, and some of those vulnerable to radicalization will continue to respond in dangerous ways.
Republicans know this. Paul Pelosi is in the hospital for these lies and they still lack the integrity and courage to speak the truth. And yes, they all know it’s the truth. They’ve been told and they know how elections work. According to experts, 2020 was the safest choice in history.
President Joe Biden won, but because Donald Trump is a bad loser, we are all targets of the wrath of Trump’s cult.
Our hearts here at PoliticusUSA go out to the speaker and her family.
Speaker Pelosis’ full letter to her colleagues
Read her full letter:
Yesterday morning a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally assaulted my husband Paul. Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life threatening attack on our pop. We are grateful for the quick response from law enforcement and emergency services and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.
Please know that the many prayers and warm wishes from so many conventioneers are a comfort to our family and are helping Paul make progress in his recovery. His condition continues to improve.
We are also comforted by the words of the book of Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I am with you. Don’t be upset, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will support you with my righteous right hand.”
We thank you and pray for the continued safety and well-being of your family.
Sarah has been accredited to report on President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and to exclusively interview spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi multiple times and exclusively on her first appearance at home following the then-Vice President’s first impeachment to report to President Donald Trump.
Sarah is a two-time Telly Award-winning video producer and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.