Washington: Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was brutally beaten by an assailant who broke into their San Francisco home and is being treated by doctors, according to people familiar with the matter.
Pelassi, 82, suffered blunt force trauma in the attack, according to two people familiar with the investigation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday (US time) to discuss the investigation into the attack.
Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said Pelosi was brutally assaulted but is expected to make a full recovery.
Nancy Pelosi was not at the residence at the time. Her spokesman, Drew Hamill, said the attacker is in custody and the motive for the attack is under investigation.
“The speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved and ask for privacy at this time,” Hamill said in a statement.
Nancy Pelosi just returned to Washington this week from a security conference in Europe and is scheduled to speak at an advocacy event Saturday night with Vice President Kamala Harris.
While the circumstances surrounding the attack are unclear, the attack raises further questions about the safety of members of Congress and their families as threats to lawmakers reach their highest level nearly two years after the violent Capitol uprising.
Members of Congress have received additional dollars for security in their homes, but some have pushed for more security as people show up at their homes and members receive more threatening messages.
Often by Pelosi’s side during official events in Washington, Paul Pelosi is a wealthy investor who mostly stays on the West Coast. They have five grown children and many grandchildren.