Pelosi confirms attack on her husband will affect her political future
In her first television interview since her husband was violently assaulted, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi spoke about the first horrifying moments she experienced after learning about the Capitol Police and stressed that this was “painful” event will influence her decision about her political future.
Pelosi said in an interview with CNN that aired yesterday (Monday) that she was sleeping in her Washington home on the morning of the attack when she heard the doorbell and knocked repeatedly on her door. When she answered the door, Capitol police officers told her her husband Paul, 82, had been assaulted at their San Francisco home and taken to the hospital.
Pelosi noted that she immediately boarded a plane and headed to a San Francisco hospital where her husband was taken after he suffered a fractured skull that “didn’t penetrate his brain.”
“I never thought my husband Paul would face such an attack,” she added.
On October 28, a 42-year-old man named David Dibab entered the couple’s San Francisco home in the middle of the night and attacked Paul with a hammer, hitting him at least once. The attacker told investigators that he also intended to tie up Nancy Pelosi, who was not home at the time of the attack, and break her knees.
In the interview with CNN, Pelosi said there is a parallel between Debab’s actions and beliefs and those of the thousands of people who took part in last year’s January 6 attack on the Capitol, describing both as “disinformation fueled” flames .
“This is not a path that we can continue,” she said. We want people to run for office without feeling that their choice is jeopardizing the safety of their families.”
Pelosi’s comments came on the eve of the congressional election, and Pelosi commented on that election by saying, “Tomorrow’s vote is a vote in defense of our democracy.”
When asked if she made a decision about whether to retire if Democrats lost the House, Pelosi said her decision would be influenced by the violent assault on her husband, but she didn’t say how.
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