House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to all members of Congress that her family is “heartbroken” after a “violent man” attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, on early Friday morning in the couple’s San Francisco residence.
“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul. Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop. We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving,” Nancy Pelosi said in the “Dear Colleague” letter to all members of Congress on Saturday.
Nancy Pelosi said that her family has received am “outpouring” of support from other members of Congress, and wrote that Paul Pelosi’s “condition continues to improve.”
“Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery. His condition continues to improve,” Pelosi wrote. “We are also comforted by the words of the Book of Isaiah: ‘Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.'”
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“We thank you and pray for the continued safety and well-being of your family,” Nancy Pelosi wrote.
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said that David DePape, 42, now faces charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and other felonies in relation to the attack, which happened after 2 a.m. on Friday.
When police officers arrived at the Pelosi’s residence, Scott said that Paul Pelosi and DePape were struggling over a hammer. Officers gave an order for the men to drop the hammer, and, according to Scott, DePape began attacking Paul Pelosi.
DePape was then tackled by police officers and taken into custody. Officials are investigating a possible motive.
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Scott said that Paul Pelosi was hit at least once with the hammer.
Paul Pelosi was sent to a local hospital, where he went through surgery to repair a skull fracture in addition to other injuries, according to a spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi, who said he’s expected to make a full recovery.
According to officials and sources, the suspect yelled “Where is Nancy?” when he allegedly broke into the house.
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The son of Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi spoke out on Saturday and said his dad is doing well.
“So far so good, so far so good,” Paul Pelosi Jr. told Fox News Digital while outside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Fox News’ Greg Norman and Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.