October 2022: An attacker broke into the Pelosis’ San Francisco home and beat Paul with a hammer.
The suspect — who was arrested and identified by police as 42-year-old David DePape — was reportedly searching for the House speaker when he broke into the couple’s residence, shouting “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?”
He then beat Paul with a hammer in front of police as they arrived at the home, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott told reporters.
Paul was hospitalized with blunt force trauma to his head and body, according to The Associated Press. The House speaker’s office said that he is “expected to make a full recovery.”
“Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop,” Nancy wrote in an official statement the day after the attack. “We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.”
The statement continued: “Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery. His condition continues to improve.”