WASHINGTON.- Speaker of the US House of Representatives and Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, “Violently assaulted” Friday at their home in San Francisco. and had to be hospitalized, according to the Congresswoman’s office. the aggressor He asked to see the legislator during the episode He was later arrested.
“Early this morning, an intruder broke into Pelosi’s home in San Francisco lashed out at Mr Pelosi. the aggressor is stopped and is investigating Intent to attack,” Democratic Party spokesman Drew Hammill said in a brief statement.
“Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where she is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.” The text added that a Democratic lawmaker working in Washington was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack.
“The president and his family thank the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” he concluded.
The Suspicious It was identified by police as an assault David DeBabe.
Before the attack, DeBabe, 42, He posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about Covid vaccines, the 2020 election and the attack on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.And an acquaintance told CNN he was “out of touch with reality.”
Two of DePape’s relatives told CNN that the man was estranged from his family, confirming that the Facebook account — which was deleted by the social media giant on Friday — belonged to him.
The San Francisco Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion Friday 2.27, According to a statement from department spokesman Robert Ruka. “During this incident, the victim, an 82-year-old man, was assaulted and the suspect was arrested,” he said.
According to The New York Times, The encroached house is a three storey red brick semi-detached property In the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Heights Owned by Pelosi since 1987 in San Francisco.
An obvious intruder He tried to tie Pelosi up “until Nancy comes home.” Y He shouted several times: “Where’s Nancy?! Where’s Nancy?!”, Before He hit it with a hammerAs they say CNN Two sources familiar with the situation said: When the police arrived, the assailant insisted “Waiting for Nancy.”
That was one of the attacks on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, when insurgents trying to stop Joe Biden’s election were searching for the Speaker of the House.
Paul Pelosi is being treated Bruises, severe swelling and other severe head and body injuriesThe AP report cited two sources with knowledge of the investigation.
For her part, Nancy Pelosi returned to Washington this week from a security conference in Europe. and was scheduled to host an advocacy event Saturday night with the Vice President Kamala Harris.
White House Spokesman, Karine Jean-Pierre, The president said on Friday Joe Biden He called Pelosi and prayed for his family. “The President continues to condemn all violence and calls for the family’s right to privacy to be respected.” Mentioned a statement.
While the circumstances of the attack remain unclear, the incident raises further questions about the safety of members of Congress and their families. Two years after the violent attack on Capitol Hill, threats to lawmakers are at an all-time high.
Members of Congress have received extra money for security at their homes, but some have pushed for more security as people show up at their homes and members receive a high number of threatening communications.
Raid too November 8 comes less than two weeks before the midterm electionsControl of the House of Representatives and the Senate is at stake.
Pelosi is the Democratic leader in Washington and a longtime representative of one of America’s most liberal cities A frequent target of Republican criticism. His office was ransacked during the attack on the US capital on January 6, 2021. By supporters of then-Republican President Donald Trump, some of whom chased him during the attack.
In January 2021, his San Francisco home was also vandalized by reading graffiti Cancel the rent Y We want everything And a pig’s head was left in front of the garage, according to media reports.
Prominent Republicans like Senate President Mitch McConnell have also been targeted for sabotage.
truly, McConnell condemned the attack He said via Twitter on Friday “Horrified and disgusted”. “Grateful to hear that Paul is on the road to a full recovery and that law enforcement, including our stellar Capitol Police, is on the case,” the Kentucky Republican added.
Paul Pelosi 82-year-old American businessman and owner of the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He owns and operates Financial Leasing Services, Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate, venture capital investment and consulting firm.
He married Nancy Pelosi in 1963 Five sons. They met at Georgetown University.
In May 2022, He was arrested after the crash in Napa, California. Officers administered a breathalyzer test. It showed Pelosi’s blood alcohol level was .082, just over the legal limit.
As the lawyers argued A misdemeanor in the absence of serious injuries. However, Napa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Solka The Democrat sentenced the husband to five days in jail and three years of probationAfter he pleaded guilty.
AP and Reuters agencies