Paul Pelosi, husband to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked in his San Francisco home. The assailant was searching for his wife shouting “Where is Nancy” before coming at Paul Pelosi with a hammer.
“The motive for this attack is still being determined,” said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott at a press briefing.
Not hearing a lot today about an *actual* attack on Paul Pelosi by someone looking to kill Nancy Pelosi from any of the folks who thought that protestors outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s house was the most dangerous act in modern American history.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 28, 2022
“Our officers observed Mr. Pelosi and the suspect both holding a hammer,” Scott said. “The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency backup and rendered medical aid.”
The person who attacked Paul Pelosi and was attempting to assassinate Nancy Pelosi was espousing right-wing conspiracies about COVID and January 6th on social media. Which is an example of why Elon Musk owning Twitter is extremely dangerous.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) October 28, 2022
The shouts that were heard in the house were the same chants during the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Many at that time were also looking for the speaker while trying to stop Joe Biden’s election.
.@POTUS is praying for Paul Pelosi and for Speaker Pelosi’s whole family. This morning he called Speaker Pelosi to express his support after this horrible attack. He is also very glad that a full recovery is expected.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) October 28, 2022
Police responded to this incident at 2:27AM and both men were seen holding the hammer.
The 82-year-old had suffered blunt force injuries to the head and body. Pelosi was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for the blunt force trauma and his condition was not immediately available.
The suspect is being charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse.
Doug and I are appalled by the attack on Paul Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi’s husband. The entire Pelosi family is in our hearts and we wish him a speedy recovery.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 28, 2022
Many are raising questions regarding safety when it comes to other people of Congress and their loved ones as well. Threats to any politician are at an all time high since the Capitol Insurrection, and this attack comes just eleven days ahead of the scheduled election.