The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was attacked during an early morning break-in at the couple’s San Francisco home, her office said Friday.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
“The speaker and his family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved and ask for privacy at this time,” Hammill said.
The US Capitol Police said in a statement that they are assisting the FBI and San Francisco police in an investigation into the assault and attack.
“Special agents from the USCP’s California field office quickly arrived on the scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and San Francisco police with a joint investigation,” US Capitol Police said. said
Nancy Pelosi, who has been fundraising and campaigning with Democrats across the country, was in Washington at the time with her protective detail, according to Capitol Police. The speaker, who is second in line to the presidency, has a security detail provided by the US Capitol Police.
The speaker had been in Zagreb, Croatia earlier this week for a forum on Crimea, returned to Washington to meet with Israeli President Isaac Herzog and was in San Francisco on Wednesday morning for an event at Golden Gate Bridge.
Because he is not an elected official, Paul Pelosi does not receive protection from the U.S. Capitol Police or any other entity when he is not with the speaker, according to three people familiar with security protocol.
President Biden spoke with Nancy Pelosi to “express her support after this horrific attack,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
“The president is praying for Paul Pelosi and all of Speaker Pelosi’s family,” Jean-Pierre said. “He is also very happy that a full recovery is expected. The president continues to condemn all violence and asks that the family’s desire for privacy be respected.”
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.), in a statement, said he raised his concerns in a call with the spokesman.
“What happened to Paul Pelosi was a despicable act,” Schumer said. “I spoke with Speaker Pelosi earlier this morning and conveyed my deepest concern and sincere wishes to her husband and family, and I wish him a speedy recovery.”
Paul Pelosi is the owner of Financial Leasing Services, a real estate investment and consulting firm based in San Francisco. He met his wife while studying at Georgetown University. At the time he was a student at Trinity College. The Pelosi’s have been married for 59 years and have five children.
Paul Pelosi made headlines in August when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and causing injury stemming from a car crash in Northern California in May. He was sentenced to five days in jail, but received four days of jail credit — two for time already served and two for conduct, according to court records. He was also sentenced to three years of probation and must complete eight hours of a court-ordered work program.
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Records show he had been cited for one count of driving under the influence causing injury and one count of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or more causing injury.
In 2021, Pelosi’s home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood was spray painted and a pig’s head left on the sidewalk in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The incident was apparently in criticism of Congress for insufficient relief from the coronavirus pandemic.
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