Paul Pelosi, husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked Friday morning at his residence in San Francisco. Later, according to sources consulted by CNN, they explained that the main target of the assailant was Nancy Pelosi herself, and that, with a hammer in her hand, she shouted for her husband, Paul, who was the Speaker of the House.
Nancy Pelosi is second in the line of succession to the President of the United States and one of the A heavyweight in the Democratic PartyA, he was not at home at the time of the accident.
US President Joe Biden was briefed on the matter and spoke to Pelosi on the phone. “The president continues to condemn all kinds of violence and demands respect for the family’s desire for privacy”; The White House spokeswoman said, Karen Jean-Pierre.
Both are 82 years old. The Speaker of the House is tasked with 24/7 security by the Capitol Police. Not so for her husband, who has no public position and owns a financial company based in the California city where they live. At the time of the attack, Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, DC.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Drew Hamill, It confirmed in a statement that the attack occurred at 2:27 a.m. local time (11:27 a.m. in Spain) at the couple’s home in Pacific Heights, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Paul Pelosi was hospitalized as a result of the attack, but his recovery is expected to be complete. The attacker was arrested, San Francisco police confirmed.
The authorities have not provided information at this time about the motive behind the attack and have not determined whether it was politically motivated. The incident takes place at a time of heightened political tension in the United States, with legislative elections approaching.
This appointment along with the polls is intended to strip Pelosi of the House presidency, as the polls give a high probability of losing the slim majority that Democrats have so far.
Pelosi’s residence was the target of an attack in January 2021, after Congress approved a new economic stimulus package in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The palace was spray painted with graffiti and the attackers left a pig’s head lying on its pavement.
It happened before the attack on the Capitol on the 6th of that month, as Nancy Pelosi was one of the targets of the Trump supporters’ rally who attacked the seat of popular sovereignty. The attackers came to enter his office.
Since that tragic and embarrassing day, threats and public pressure on officials from both parties have escalated, according to the authorities.