Paul Pelosi, Husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “Violently Assaulted” During Break-In

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Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was “violently assaulted” during a break-in at the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday morning, according to a statement from the top Democrat’s office.
“The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” the statement read. “Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.  The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.”
In a press conference, law enforcement officials identified the suspect as David Depape.
The assailant reportedly used a hammer to carry out the attack. A source told the New York Times that the person was heard shouting”Where’s Nancy?” before assaulting Pelosi.
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