House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made headlines on Friday, November 4, when she delivered a speech on camera for the first time since her husband Paul was attacked at their home. Paul Pelosi, 82, is currently recovering from the injuries he sustained in the attack and Nancy revealed that “it’s going to be a long haul, but he will be well.”
The top US official revealed that Paul Pelosi returned home on Thursday and thanked everyone for their kind words and wishes for her husband’s recovery.
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“Paul came home yesterday. That enables me to be at home with all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your kind words, and your good wishes for Paul,” Nancy Pelosi said in a video.
The House Speaker termed the attack on her husband ‘tragic’ but maintained that they would need to be optimistic.
“It’s just so tragic how it happened, but nonetheless, we have to be optimistic. He’s surrounded by family, so that’s a wonderful thing,” Pelosi continued.
The attack on Paul Pelosi took place on October 28 in his home. The assailant, 42-year-old Canadian citizen David DePape wielded a hammer and left Paul with a fractured skull, for which he had to undergo a surgery. DePape was also originally looking for Paul’s wife, Nancy Pelosi, but injured him as he could not find the House Speaker inside the residence.
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Meanwhile, Paul Pelosi was released from a hospital in San Francisco a week after the brutal attack took place. Apart from the head trauma, he is also recovering from hand and arm injuries that he sustained in the attack.
David DePape, the attacker, was charged with six counts in connection with the attack on Paul Pelosi that includes attempted murder, assault, burglary, false imprisonment and threatning a family member of a public official. However, he pleaded not guilty on all counts of the charges.