Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, has been violently attacked in the couple’s home, the Speaker’s spokesman confirmed in a statment. He was attacked with a hammer, according to the Associated Press.
The suspect was named by police as David Depape, 42, of Berkeley, California.
Police have now released body cam video showing the Paul Pelosi attack. You can see it here.
“Suspect who authorities say attacked Paul Pelosi shouted ‘Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?’ before the ‘violent assault,'” according to CNN anchor Victor Blackwell.
According to ABC’s Terry Moran, “The suspect allegedly entered the house through a sliding glass door, carrying a hammer, and was apparently looking for the House Speaker herself.” Paul Pelosi’s injuries were described as “significant” by Moran.
According to the Associated Press, Pelosi “suffered blunt force trauma to his head and body,” that left him with “bruising, severe swelling and other injuries.”
The suspect specifically targeted the Pelosi house, the Associated Press reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Statement Says Paul Pelosi Was ‘Taken to the Hospital’ But Is Expected to Recover
According to the statement, Paul Pelosi is expected to recover, but he was hospitalized due to the attack.
“Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical are and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.”
The statement added: “The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
News of the attack broke in the early morning of October 28, 2022.
In a statement, the U.S. Capitol Police wrote:
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation into a break-in at the California home of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker was in Washington, D.C. with her protective detail at the time of the overnight, break-in.
During the California break-in, the Speaker’s husband was assaulted, but he is now recovering.
The San Francisco Police Department has the suspect in custody. The motivation for the attack is still under investigation.
Special Agents with the USCP’s California Field Office quickly arrived on scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation.
Police Say the Assailant ‘Broke Into the Pelosi Residence’
ABC7 also reported that Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer.
The statement was released by Drew Hammill, spokesman for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The statement calls it a “violent assault.” Paul Pelosi is 82 years old.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi. The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” it reads.
The motive, including whether the assault was politically related, is not yet clear. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.
KTVU-TV reported, “UPDATE: @SpeakerPelosi was w/her protective detail in DC when husband Paul Pelosi, 82, was assaulted during 2:30 a.m. break-in at their home in SF’s Pacific Heights.” The television station reported that Capitol Police are working with the FBI and the San Francisco Police Department.
2. Paul Pelosi Was Recently in the News on a Drunk Driving Arrest
Paul Pelosi has been in the news recently because of a drunk driving arrest.
According to the Associated Press, the Speaker’s husband pleaded guilty in August 2022 “to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country.”
He received a five-day jail term and probation, AP reported.
According to AP, authorities “found Pelosi in the driver’s seat of a 2021 Porsche Carrera and the other driver standing outside a sport utility vehicle.”
3. Paul Pelosi Is a Businessman With a Net Worth Exceeding $120 Million
Paul Pelosi is a successful businessman with a very high net worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul Pelosi “has a net worth of $120 million.”
The site says that Pelosi “is best known for owning and operating the San Francisco-based real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm Financial Leasing Services.”
He once owned a United Football League team. He “sits on many corporate and philanthropic boards and owns large stakes in companies like Facebook, Apple, Comcast and Disney,” Celebrity Net Worth reported.
4. Paul & Nancy Pelosi Have Five Children
According to Vanity Fair, Paul and Nancy Pelosi are parents to five children.
That article describes in great detail how Nancy balanced the competing demands of politics and family life.
One daughter described the family as “synchronized chaos” in the Vanity Fair article. One daughter called Nancy a “hands-on mom.”
“Nothing prepared me for being Speaker of the House more than the values, discipline, diplomacy, interpersonal skills, the logistics, the quartermastering—all that you have to do to raise a family while never taking your eye off the children,” Nancy told Vanity Fair.
5. Paul & Nancy Pelosi Have Been Married Since 1963
The Pelosi’s are in a long-term marriage.
According to his IMDb profile, Paul Pelosi was born on April 15, 1940 in San Francisco, California.
“He has been married to Nancy Pelosi since September 7, 1963,” the site reports.