Nancy Pelosi’s husband attacked at his San Francisco home

Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was “violently” attacked at the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday morning, according to a statement from the president’s office.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for the Democratic president’s office, said in the statement that an assailant broke into the couple’s home and “violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi.”

Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken to hospital, where he is receiving treatment and is expected to make a full recovery, Hammill said.

A suspect is in custody and the motive for the attack is being investigated, Hammill said.

Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) was out of town at the time of the attack, Hammill said.

“The President and his family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved and request confidentiality at this time,” Hammill said in the statement.

The San Francisco Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The attack on Paul Pelosi comes 11 days before the midterm elections. Nancy Pelosi is in campaign mode, raising millions for candidates and pushing to keep Democrats a majority in the House as party power hangs in the balance.

On Twitter, Meghan McCain, daughter of the late senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, said she felt “absolutely sick, horrified and disgusted by the Paul Pelosi news”.

“What in God’s name is going on in this country?! Everyone joins me in sending support, love, prayers, whatever you can to President Pelosi, her husband and the entire Pelosi family,” McCain wrote. “It’s a broken world.”

This is a developing story.

Los Angeles Times

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