American political leaders are condemning itOn Friday morning, a suspect broke into his San Francisco residence and “violently attacked” him, according to a spokesman for the House speaker.
Sources told CBS News that the intruder confronted Paul Pelosi and shouted, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said officers immediately responded to the scene and found the suspect, identified as David Wayne Deppe, 42, of Berkeley, who attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer.
The reactions of MPs of all political parties are coming on social media.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter: “Shocked and disappointed by the news of Paul Pelosi being assaulted last night in his and Speaker Pelosi’s home.” “Grateful to hear that Paul is well on his way to a full recovery and is on the cusp of law enforcement, including our stellar Capitol Police.”
Fellow Republican Senator Ted Cruz called the attack “horrific” and said he was praying for the Pelosi family. “We may have political differences, but violence is always wrong and unacceptable,” he tweeted.
Congressman Steve Scalis, a Republican who himself experienced political violence, also used the word “horrible” and said that “violence has no place in this country.” On June 14, 2017, Scalise waswhen a gunman At a practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
Vice President Kamala Harris wrote that she and her husband were “shocked” by the attack and wished Paul Pelosi a speedy recovery.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Biden “called on Speaker Pelosi to express his support after this terrible attack” and that he is praying for the Pelosi family, adding that the president “all We continue to condemn the violence.”
“What happened to Paul Pelosi was a dastardly act,” wrote New York Senator Chuck Schumer. “I spoke to Speaker Pelosi this morning and expressed my deepest concern and heartfelt wishes to her husband and his family, and I wish him a speedy recovery.”
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders posted that “violence should have no place in American politics. I hope we can all come together to condemn the increasingly violent rhetoric we hear every day.”
Rep. Liz Cheney tweeted: “The news of the brutal attack on Paul Pelosi is horrifying and deeply disturbing.” “My family and I are praying for his recovery.”
Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg posted that “Public figures must always be free from violence, harassment and intimidation. This is even more importantly true of their families.”
“No one deserves an attack,” wrote Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, “In contrast to Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, who celebrated my attack, I condemn the attack and wish Mr. Pelosi a speedy recovery.” Am. In 2017, Paul suffered five broken ribs after thatfrom behind. The neighbor pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and was sentenced to 30 days in prison.
Several members of the House of Representatives spoke. “My heart breaks for Speakers Pelosi and Paul Pelosi and our entire nation,” wrote Representative Pramila Jayapal.
Representative Jamie Ruskin called the attack “shocking” and a “horrifyingly violent attack on the Pelosi family.” “Sending sympathy, love and best wishes to Paul Pelosi and the entire Pelosi family,” he wrote.