House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul underwent surgery after being assaulted at his own home. According to a statement from Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for the Democratic lawmaker, the congresswoman’s husband had surgery to address a skull fracture and other injuries but is expected to fully recover.
“Earlier this morning, Paul Pelosi was attacked at home by an assailant who acted with force and threatened his life while demanding to see the Speaker,” Hammill said in the statement. “Mr. Pelosi was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he underwent successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands. His doctors expect a full recovery.”
In another statement on Friday, Hammill noted that Pelosi was not in the city at the time of the attack.
During a press conference, San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott said that authorities arrived and saw the suspect and Paul Pelosi “both holding a hammer.” Scott said that the suspect yanked the tool away and then “violently assaulted” the congresswoman’s husband with it. Scott said that police “tackled” suspect David DePape and took the individual into custody.
San Francisco police holds news conference on attack of Speaker Pelosi’s husband — 10/28/22
“No one deserves to be assaulted,” GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky tweeted. “Unlike Nancy Pelosi’s daughter who celebrated my assault, I condemn this attack and wish Mr. Pelosi a speedy recovery.”
Paul was assaulted by a neighbor in 2017, and the attack “resulted in 6 broken ribs, a damaged lung that had to be removed, and chronic pain,” according to the senator — Paul noted in 2019 that part of his lung injured in the attack had to be removed.
In a 2020 tweet, Speaker Pelosi’s daughter Christine Pelosi had written, “Rand Paul’s neighbor was right.”