Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, gave her first televised interview since her husband, Paul Pelosi, was the victim of a violent attack on October 28. In the interview, she described the first terrifying moments after she learned from Capitol Police what had happened inside their San Francisco home on that day, and she stated that the traumatic event would influence her decision about her political future. Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was the victim of the attack.
Ms. Pelosi said that her choice would be influenced by the assault when Mr. Cooper asked whether she had made a decision on whether or not to resign if the Democrats lose the House. However, she did not define how her decision would be affected by the attack.
According to Ms. Pelosi, she was sound sleeping at her residence in Washington, D.C. on the morning of the assault when she heard the doorbell ringing and someone banging on her door. She then woke up.
She said that Capitol Police officers had informed her that Mr. Pelosi had been assaulted at their house in San Francisco and was being treated at a hospital. Ms. Pelosi stated that when her husband suffered a skull fracture, she hurriedly boarded an aircraft and flew to a hospital in San Francisco, where her husband was recovering from his injury. According to Ms. Pelosi, her husband’s injury “did not puncture his brain.”
The interview took place a little over a week after Mr. Pelosi, who is 82 years old, was injured when an intruder hit him on the head with a hammer early in the morning on October 28 before being tackled and restrained by police officers. Mr. Pelosi’s injuries were serious enough that he was hospitalised. According to the officials, the invader had asked to meet Ms. Pelosi before leaving the building.
Mr. Pelosi suffered a fracture to his head as well as major injuries to his hands and right arm, all of which required surgery. The medical staff expressed their confidence that he would be able to make a complete recovery.
The suspect in the incident, David DePape, subsequently confessed to the police that he planned to break Ms. Pelosi’s kneecaps if she lied to him and that he regarded her as “the ‘head of the pack’ of falsehoods spoken by the Democratic Party.” David DePape was arrested and charged with the crime.
Federal prosecutors have accused Mr. DePape of trying to abduct Ms. Pelosi and injuring the relative of a federal officer. Both charges were brought against Mr. DePape. In response to several state criminal accusations, he has entered a not guilty plea.
The police have been looking into what seems to be Mr. DePape’s substantial internet presence, which includes furious outbursts and beliefs that are considered to be extreme.
Ms. Pelosi described both the actions and beliefs of Mr. DePape and the thousands of people who participated in the attack on the Capitol on January 6 of last year as flames that were “fueled by misinformation” in the CNN interview. She said that there was a parallel between the actions and beliefs of Mr. DePape and those of the participants in the attack on the Capitol.
On the eve of Election Day, when politicians all around the nation are making their last appeals to voters as one of the most momentous midterm elections in modern American history comes to a conclusion, Ms. Pelosi made her remarks.