Officials and sources confirm that Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, underwent skull surgery on Friday morning after being “violently assaulted” with a hammer during a targeted break-in at their San Francisco home. Nancy Pelosi was neither at home nor in San Francisco during the attack.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the suspect in custody has been identified as David Depape, age 42.
At 2:30 a.m., police arrived at the Pelosi residence, where they discovered Depape taking a hammer from Paul Pelosi and attacking him with it.
Sources confirm that the break-in was likely targeted, as Depape allegedly entered through a sliding glass door and yelled “Where’s Nancy?” while searching for Nancy Pelosi.
According to the Capitol Police, Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C. with her security detail at the time in question.
According to ABC News, her husband sustained “significant,” injuries, but according to two reliable sources, he is expected to recover. According to multiple sources, Pelosi underwent skull surgery on Friday morning following the attack. Initially, those sources referred to the procedure as brain surgery.
Police stated that Depape will be charged with, among other offenses, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse.
It is unknown whether law enforcement was present at the couple’s San Francisco residence at the time.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman, stated in a statement that the motive is being investigated.
Involved in the investigation are the Capitol Police, the FBI, and the San Francisco Police Department. The District Attorney’s Office of San Francisco stated that the case will be handled locally. According to the district attorney’s office, charges are forthcoming but have not yet been brought.
Hammill added, “The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,”
Friday morning, President Joe Biden spoke with Nancy Pelosi “to express his support after this horrible attack,” according to a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “What occurred to Paul Pelosi was a heinous act. I spoke with Speaker Pelosi this morning and conveyed my deepest condolences and best wishes for a speedy recovery to her husband and their family.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that he is “horrified and disgusted” by the attack, adding that he is “Grateful to hear that Paul is on track to make a full recovery.”