Nancy Pelosi’s husband was brutally attacked in their San Francisco home on Friday by an alleged assailant named David DePaipe – anti-vaxxer, rebel supporter and member of QAnon. On Saturday, the speaker of the House of Representatives released her first remarks about the event that traumatized her entire family.
Paul Pelosi is very lucky to be alive. It was fast the mindset and intuition of a veteran 911 dispatcherand Paul’s idea to ask to use the restroom after being cornered in his own home by an alleged intruder helped save his life.
Please know that the prayers and well wishes of many are comforting our family and helping Paul make progress in his recovery.
We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, as well as the life-saving medical care he received.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 30, 2022
“Based on her experience and intuition, she basically realized there was more to this incident than what she was being told,” SFPD Chief Bill Scott told reporters. press briefing on Friday evening. “Her actions, in my opinion, led to both a higher priority dispatch and a faster police response.”
After successful surgery to repair a fractured skull, Paul Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery from the attack – something Nancy Pelosi is thankful for during this traumatic event.
“We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, as well as the life-saving medical care he received,” Pelosi wrote in press release. “Please know that the outpouring of prayers and well wishes from many in Congress is comforting our family and helping Paul make progress in his recovery. His condition continues to improve.”
According to KTVU, According to Drew Hamill, a spokesman for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Pelosi underwent surgery at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco.
The speaker of the House of Representatives noted in the release that she and her family are comforted by “the fuel of prayers and warm wishes from many in Congress,” which, in one breath, reads like a blow to the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, who remained silent about the attack. Pelassi also says her husband of nearly sixty years is making progress in his recovery — “his condition continues to improve.”
The Speaker of the Chamber also shared the words from the Book of Isaiah that remained in her and her memory, especially when they are going through this moment in their lives: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with My right hand.’
DePape is currently being held in the San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and several other crimes.
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