Early on Friday morning, Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was attacked at their San Francisco home and taken to the hospital.
After the attack, Pelosi’s office released a statement about the incident.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said. “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.”
Hammill said the speaker “was not in San Francisco at the time,” adding that she and her family “are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
The details of the assault and the motive of the person who attacked Pelosi’s husband were unclear Friday morning.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that city police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is not the first time the Pelosis have been targeted in San Francisco.
Their home was vandalized on New Year’s Day 2021, according to KGO-TV.
The vandals reportedly spraypainted “$2K”, “Cancel rent!” and “We want everything” on the garage door and also put fake blood and a pig head outside the house, the report said.
San Francisco has been struggling with crime.
Rape is up 8.2 percent, robbery 5.2 percent and assault 11.1 percent.
Overall, the police department reported a 7.4 percent crime increase in the city.
Someone broke into Nancy Pelousy house and beat the 💩out of her husband Paul, welcome to your defund the police crime riddled city of San Francisco you created Nancy
— debbie (@debbieditybaby) October 28, 2022
Paul Pelosi was “violently assaulted” in his SFO home by an intruder this morning. Hey Nancy; NOW do you think there’s a crime problem?? Assasilant arrested, motive unknown. Want to bet he is a repeat offender out on bail?
— SteveEarly (@CBrookSteve) October 28, 2022
There have been no further comments from Pelosi about the incident Friday.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.