Paul Pelosi was taken to the hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery after he was “violently assaulted” early Friday morning, according to a spokesman.
WASHINGTON – Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked Friday morning by an attacker who broke into the couple’s California home, according to the speaker’s office.
“Early this morning, an attacker broke into Pelosi’s San Francisco mansion and violently attacked Mr. Pelosi,” said Drew Hammill, a spokeswoman for Nancy Pelosi, in a statement. “The assailant is in custody and the motive for the attack is being investigated. . “
Hammill said the speaker was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack.
Her office said Paul Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery. It is unclear how serious his injuries are. No information about the suspect or possible motive has been released.
Paul Pelosi often ignores his wife, who is the top Democrat in the House and third for the presidency.
He was arrested for a DUI earlier this year and sentenced to five days in prison.
The attack on Pelosi is the latest in a series of escalating threats against political figures. A man was arrested outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in May and charged with attempted murder. The man said he was upset about the leaked draft of the court ruling that overturned the Roe v. Wade case.
The attack comes just days before the 2022 midterms, when Republicans are expected to take control of the House and possibly take control of the Senate. Nancy Pelosi is a leading figure trying to bolster Democrats’ chances to retain both houses.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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