It doesn't matter what side of the aisle you're on, there's a line that we should NEVER have to fret about being crossed. Neither should our elected officials, or their families. But that's EXACTLY what happened on October 28.
Nancy Pelosi's husband, convicted drunk-driver Paul Pelosi, was violently assaulted by a suspect with a hammer.
"At approximately 2:27 this morning, San Francisco police officers were dispatched to the residence of Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding a priority well-being check. When the officers arrived on scene, they encountered an adult male and Mrs. Pelosi’s husband, Paul," San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said. "Our officers observed Mr. Pelosi and the suspect both holding a hammer. The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency back up, and rendered medical aid."
Hopefully more details on this case come out soon, including how officers were already on scene in time to see Pelosi get attacked.
Scott concluded by saying that "The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old David DePape. Mr. Pelosi and Mr. DePape were transported to a local hospital for treatment. This is an active investigation currently being led by the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Division. We are working closely with our partners from the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s office, the U.S. Capitol Police, and our district attorney here in San Francisco County, D.A. Brooke Jenkins, and her team.
The motive for this attack is still being determined. Mr. DePape will be booked at the San Francisco County jail on the following charges: attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and several other additional felonies."
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