Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosicsaid that he and his family were “Shocked and hurt” In the first public comments after Her husband was attacked with a brutal hammer at his California home, us President, Joe Biden links violence to voter fraud allegations Promoted from Republican ranks. The attack on Pelosi happened less than two weeks later Assembly elections on November 8In which the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate seats will be renewed.
“Unfortunately a violent man broke into our house on Friday morning, demanded to meet me and brutally attacked my husband Paul,” Pelosi said in a letter posted to her Twitter account. “Our children and grandchildren, and I, We are shocked and hurt by the attack that threatened the life of our Pope“Added the Democratic senator, who was grateful” for the rapid response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the medical care he receives to save his life.
How was the attack?
With regard to 82-year-old Paul Pelosi, who underwent surgery and is recovering in hospital, the Speaker of the House specified in the letter that “His condition continues to improve” However he said that they should continue to pray for him. On Friday morning, an intruder attacked her husband with a hammer, searching for him at his San Francisco, California, home, officials said.
The attacker “demanded to see the Speaker of the House” and “threatened the death” of Paul Pelosic., Drew Hamill, a congressional spokesman who was in Washington DC, said. The parallels to the riots on January 6, 2021 are clear, as demonstrators storming the Capitol in an attempt to reverse Joe Biden’s election victory over Donald Trump walked the halls and shouted: “Where’s Nancy?”,
US media, citing family sources, said the attacker told Paul Pelosi that he was going to tie her up and then come home to the member of Congress, a regular target of America’s far-right anger. wait for ,Our agents saw that both Mr Pelosi and a suspect were holding a hammer., The suspect pushed the hammer away from Mr Pelosi and attacked him violently.” skull and body injuriesSan Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott told reporters.
Scott identified the attacker as David Deeppe, 42, a supporter of former President Trump, and said he would be charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and other crimes. Although he said he still could not reveal the alleged motivations for the crime, the police chief said it was “not a random act” and warned: “It was intentional. Everyone should be disgusted by what happened”,
Paul Pelosi, 82, had surgery for a skull fracture and injuries to his right arm and hands. She is progressing well but is hospitalized. His assailant has also been hospitalized, although the extent of his injuries is unknown when he was reportedly arrested by police, who intervened as if he were attacking Pelosi with a hammer.
After early voting in his home state of Delaware, the President Joe Biden denies attack And once again condemned the growing political polarization. ,You cannot condemn violence unless you condemn those who keep saying that elections were not real, that they were stolen. All the lies they put out to undermine democracy,” Biden said, “that speech creates violence.
It should be remembered that according to US media, the arrested attacker David Deppe shared theories about electoral fraud in the last 2020 presidential election on his social media platform. More than 19 million people have already voted in the midterm elections. In the United States, according to data from the University of Florida, at a time when violence and threats against legislators are on the rise.