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Nancy Pelosi’s husband undergoes surgery after being assaulted at home

Paul Pelosi underwent surgery for a fractured skull and multiple serious injuries to his arm and hands; Joe Biden called the attack “disgusting”

Samuel Corum / AFPNancy Pelosi's husband is attacked
The gunman entered Paul and Nancy’s home looking for the Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Paul Pelosithe husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives United StatesDemocrat Nancy Pelosisuccessfully underwent surgery after being attacked at his home in San Francisco (California) this Friday, the 28th. Democratic political spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement that Paul Pelosi underwent surgery from a skull fracture and some psevere rash on the right arm and hands. “His doctors are hopeful for a full recovery,” Hammill said in the note, in which he expressed the family’s gratitude for the outpouring of solidarity received after the attack. Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked while staying at the family home by a man, identified as David Depape, 42, who rushed in shouting “Where’s Nancy?”, even though the speaker of the House was not at home. at that time in the residence. Depape, who is in police custody, will be charged with attempted murder with a firearm and assault, among other crimes. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott told a news conference that the wake-up call came at 2:27 a.m. and claimed the attack was intentional. He did not give many details, but said that the police will do their best to hold the attacker accountable in the courts.

When officers arrived at the home, they found Paul Pelosi and the intruder fighting and holding a hammer at the same time. The assailant managed to grab the hammer and attacked the congresswoman’s husband, prompting agents to immediately grab and disarm him to arrest him. The police chief emphasized that the investigations are still open and that the reasons for the invasion and aggression are not known at the moment. The incident occurred less than two weeks before the November 8 legislative elections. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said earlier in a statement that the president Joe Biden called Nancy Pelosi this morning to express her solidarity and condemn the violence. At a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Biden commented on the attack. “The same call used by this guy was said to have been used on January 6 (2021, in the attack on the US Capitol): ‘Where’s Nancy? where is nancy It’s disgusting!” said the American president.

*With information from EFE

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