SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was “violently assaulted” in their San Francisco home early Friday morning.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was transported to a hospital and is “receiving excellent medical care.” He is expected to make a full recovery.
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According to the Associated Press, Paul Pelosi suffered blunt force injuries in the attack. The assailant is in custody and the attack is under investigation.
Nancy Pelosi was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack. She had just returned to Washington this week from a security conference in Europe.
You can read the full statement from Drew Hammill, spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, below:
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi. The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
Paul Pelosi is a wealthy investor who largely remains on the West Coast. They have five adult children and many grandchildren, according to the Associated Press. Earlier this year, Paul Pelosi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May crash in California’s wine country and was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.