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The husband of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, was “violently assaulted” during a burglary at their home in California.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, the spokesman said.
The attacker, who has not been identified, is in custody, but the motive for the attack is unknown.
He allegedly used a hammer to break into the residence, two sources told The Associated Press. CBS Newsalthough it is not known if that was also the weapon he used to attack Pelosi.
A police official close to the investigation said the suspect shouted “Where’s Nancy?” when entering the house.
Nancy Pelosi I was in Washington DC and not at the house in San Francisco when the incident occurred on Friday morning.
“The Speaker of the House of Representatives and her family are grateful to the emergency services and medical professionals who were involved and request privacy at this time,” a spokesperson for the Democratic official said.
The couple has been married since 1963.
Nancy Pelosi is one of the politicians the most powerful in the United States. She was re-elected for a fourth term as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2021, making her second in line to serve as Speaker after Vice President Kamala Harris.
Paul Pelosi, the billionaire founder of a venture capital firm, lives primarily in San Francisco, where he was born and raised. He also owns a real estate company based in the city.
The circumstances of the attack are unclear and it is not known how the intruder entered the residence from the pair
“Obviously we have to wait for more details on what happened, but the attack on the home of the second in line for the President of the United States and her husband is quite alarming,” the BBC correspondent tweeted. in North America, Anthony Zurcher. Members of Congress are on high alert due to security threats since last year’s riots at the US Capitol.
Nancy Pelosi’s office in the building was ransacked by supporters of then-President Donald Trump during the attack. And last year, allegedly, her home in San Francisco it was vandalized with graffiti which said “cancel the rent” and “$2K”, apparently in reference to the Covid-19 stimulus.
House Republicans, such as Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, have also been targeted for vandalism. Earlier this year, Paul Pelosi was found guilty of driving under the influence and causing injury after crashing his car. He pleaded guilty in August and he was sentenced to five days in prison.
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