San Francisco, CA – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California) husband was attacked in the middle of the night by a man armed with a hammer who was looking for his wife.
San Francisco police responded to a home invasion at the home of Nancy and Paul Pelosi, located in the 2600-block of Broadway near Divisadero, at about 2:27 a.m. on Oct. 28, the SF Gate reported.
A source briefed on the details of the attack told The Washington Post that 82-year-old Paul Pelosi’s assailant broke into the couple’s San Francisco manse in the wee hours of Oct. 28 and went looking for Nancy Pelosi.
The home invader shouted “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy,” according to the source.
Initial reports from law enforcement sources said that was when the suspect used a hammer and attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband, The Washington Post reported.
Breaking: The assailant who attacked Paul Pelosi was in search of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, per a source briefed on the matter.
Before the assault occurred, the intruder confronted Mr. Pelosi in their home shouting “where is Nancy, where is Nancy?”
— Luke Broadwater☀️ (@lukebroadwater) October 28, 2022
Sources said that Pelosi was severely and viciously beaten, the Associated Press reported.
Paul Pelosi was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
He suffered blunt-force injuries to his head and body, sources told the Associated Press.
Paul Pelosi was being treated for bruising, severe swelling, and other injuries.
The 82-year-old husband of one of America’s most influential politicians is expected to recover from the attack, the SF Gate reported.
Police officials said the suspect was detained at the scene.
Numerous critics have questioned the timing of the attack and how the attacker was able to breach security at the home of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
My firm served a lawsuit against Paul Pelosi one time in SF after attempting to serve at other residences—Napa, Georgetown. They weren’t home, but staff were, & multiple law enforcement officers were on the perimeter. Break-in is odd given this level of security.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) October 28, 2022
If the attack on Paul Pelosi is based on politics we must condemn it. That has no place in politics or society. We should also ask, why does the Speaker of the House not have armed security?
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 28, 2022
Wait a second. 82-years-old Paul Pelosi they SAY was attacked by a guy with a HAMMER, yet he's expected to make a Full Recovery? And why is NANCY requesting "privacy at this time"–NO. WE DEMAND ALL THE INFO AND SCOOP. WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE PELOSI FAMILY? pic.twitter.com/wQsimt4cZ1
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) October 28, 2022
Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty to DUI in August after he was arrested for drunk driving in May in Napa County.
Nancy Pelosi wasn’t with her husband on that occasion, either.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche on State Route 29 just before 10:30 p.m. on May 28 when he crashed into a 2014 Jeep driving by a 48-year-old man, the New York Post reported.
The arrest affidavit showed that when officers arrived on the scene, Paul Pelosi was still sitting in his wrecked Porsche.
“His eyes appears red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath,” the complaint read.
The officers asked for Paul Pelosi’s ID and he gave them his driver’s license and a “11-99 Foundation” donor card that showed he supported the CHP charity that provides emergency assistance to employees and scholarships for their children, FOX News reported.
The 82-year-old Paul Pelosi showed “signs of impairment” during field sobriety tests and officers “observed objective signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication,” according to the complaint.
The first count of the two-charge complaint said that Pelosi injured the other driver “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under their combined influence.”
Investigators later determined the politician’s husband a blood-alcohol content of .082 percent based on a blood test taken two hours after the crash.
The document said that both vehicles had “major collision damage,” the New York Post reported.
The SUV driver, who has not been identified by name, was standing next to his wrecked Jeep when officers arrived and he declined medical attention at the scene.
However, five days later he told investigators that he was suffering headaches, “pain to his upper right arm, right shoulder and neck,” and was having trouble lifting things, the New York Post reported.
Police determined at the scene that Pelosi was responsible for the crash but attorneys for the politician’s husband initially tried to blame the Jeep driver and claimed he had struck the back of the Porsche as he turned onto State Route 29.
The husband of the highest-ranking Democrat in Congress was booked into the Napa County jail and released later on $5,000 bail.
Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and causing injury.