According to those acquainted with the situation, Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was severely assaulted by an intruder who broke into their San Francisco home.
He is currently receiving medical treatment for his wounds.
According to two people with knowledge of the inquiry who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday under anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation into the crime, Pelosi, 82, sustained blunt force injuries during the assault.
Despite being “violently assaulted,” Nancy Pelosi was expected to recover fully, according to her spokesman.
At the moment, Nancy Pelosi wasn’t at home.
According to her spokesman Drew Hammill, the attacker was in jail, and the reason behind the incident was being looked into.
According to a statement from Hammill, “The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders, and medical professionals involved and seek privacy at this time.”
After attending a European security conference earlier this week, Nancy Pelosi arrived back in Washington.
She and Vice President Kamala Harris will give the keynote address at an advocacy event on Saturday night.
Although the attack’s circumstances are unknown, it raises more concerns about the safety of Congresspeople and their families when threats against elected officials are at an all-time high, nearly two years after the bloody Capitol Insurrection.
Despite receiving extra money for security at their residences, members of Congress have been under pressure to beef up security as more people have shown up at their doors and threats have increased.
Paul Pelosi is a wealthy investor who primarily resides on the West Coast.
He frequently stands by Pelosi’s side during official engagements in Washington.
They have a large number of grandchildren and five grown children.
Paul Pelosi was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation earlier this year after entering a guilty plea to misdemeanor DUI charges connected to a May incident in California’s wine country.