President of the association United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosishe broke her silence and declared this Saturday that she and her family “heartbroken and traumatized” for a violent attack on her husband in their home in California.
“Our children and grandchildren, and myself, are heartbroken and traumatized by the attack that threatened the life of our Pope,” he said in a letter posted on Twitter.
“We are grateful for the quick response of the police and emergency services, and for the medical care he received to save his life,” he added.
Eye Paul Pelosi, The 82-year-old man, who underwent surgery and is recovering in the hospital, specified in the letter of the President of the Chamber that “his condition continues to improve“.
Early Friday morning, an intruder attacked her husband with a hammer after breaking into their home in San Francisco, California, looking for her, authorities said.
Attacker”demanded to see the Speaker of the House” and a “death threat” to Paul Pelosi, he specified Drew Hammillspokesman for the legislator, who was in Washington DC.
American media, citing family sources, said that the attacker told this to Paul Pelosi I was going to tie him up and then wait for the president to arrive at the house.
“Our agents observed Mr. Pelosi and the suspect holding a hammer. The suspect wrestled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently attacked him with it, causing injuries to his skull and body, the prosecutor said. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scottjournalists.
Scott identified the attacker as David Depape, 42and said he would be charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and other crimes.
Although he said he could not yet reveal the alleged motives for the crime, he asserted that “it was not a random act“. “This was intentional… Everyone should be upset about what happened this morning,” he added.
After voting in his home state Delawareon Saturday morning, President Joe Biden rejected the attack and once again condemned the growing political polarization.
“You cannot condemn violence if you do not condemn those people who say that the elections were not fair, that they were stolen. All this crap they put out to undermine democracy,” Biden said.
“That speech produces violence,” he added.
(According to AFP data)