SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke for the first time following the violent attack on her husband, Paul, at their San Francisco home early Friday morning. Nancy Pelosi wrote a letter that was released Saturday evening as her husband is recovering at San Francisco General Hospital.
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Pelosi said her husband’s condition “continues to improve.” She said “our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop.”
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 oflaw enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving. 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. 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.” We thank you and pray for the continued safety and well-being of your family.Nancy Pelosi
The suspect in the attack was identified as 42-year-old Berkeley man David DePape. He currently is in custody.
The attack happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Pelosi home in Pacific Heights, which is a neighborhood known to be one of the safest in San Francisco.
This is the first time Nancy Pelosi spoke out on the attack. On Friday, a spokesman for the Speaker’s office, Drew Hammill, released a statement in a press release.
You can read more about the Paul Pelosi attack below.
This story will be updated.