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An intruder broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Friday morning and “violently attacked” it, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hamill. Her husband, Paul Pelosi.
A source with knowledge of the attack told NPR that the attackers were looking for Speaker Pelosi and confronted her husband, shouting: “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”
“Mr. Pelosi was transported to the hospital, where he received excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,” a statement from Speaker Pelosi’s office read.
The Speaker of the House, the second-in-line for succession after the vice president, was not at home when the break-in and attack occurred.
The break-in to her residence has raised questions about the safety of the home of one of the country’s most powerful lawmakers.
Capitol Police are assisting the joint FBI and San Francisco police investigation into the break-in.
“Agents from the USCP’s California field office rushed to the scene, while a team of investigators from the department’s Threat Assessment Section was dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and San Francisco police in a joint investigation,” reads the Capitol Police.
According to the White House, President Biden called Pelosi Friday morning to express support after the attack.
“The president continues to condemn all acts of violence and demand that the family’s desire for privacy be respected,” White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
Attack is coming As politicians and their families face growing threats
MPs have been given more money and resources to protect their homes, but some are calling for more protection given the increased threat.
A man went out with a pistol this summer Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was arrested.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican and an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, shared a voicemail from his Capitol Hill office over the summer, threatening him and his family.
“We know where your family is and we will find you,” said one caller.
In April, an Alaska man was sentenced to 32 months in prison after leaving threatening voicemails to two Republican senators in Alaska, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.
“I will find out all your possessions, I will burn everything you wish you had, I will burn everything you have,” the man said in a message to Murkowski, asking the parade Have MPs ever seen a “.50 caliber shell” work on a “head”.
In December, a New Hampshire man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for threatening to hang a non-Trump congressman.
Lawmakers react to attacks
Several lawmakers expressed support for the Pelosi family on social media.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweet He was “horrified and disgusted” by the attack and “delighted to hear Paul is on track to make a full recovery”.
He was shocked and disgusted by reports last night that Paul Pelosi was attacked at the homes of him and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Great to hear that Paul is expected to make a full recovery and law enforcement including our top-notch Capitol Police is working on the case.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) October 28, 2022
In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York called the attack a “despicable act” and said he spoke with Speaker Pelosi Friday morning to express his “deepest concern and heartfelt condolences.” wish”.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz called the attack “horrific,” Add to: We can have our political differences, but violence is always wrong and unacceptable. “
This story will be updated.