House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an emotional interview to CNN on Monday, describing how she learned her husband Paul Pelosi was attacked at their San Francisco home and giving more details about the extent of his injuries. Was.
In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Nancy Pelosi said that her husband was struck twice on the top of his head with a hammer, breaking his skull. Doctors had to remove his skull, reshape it and then put it back in place, they said, adding that Paul Pelosi’s brain was not pierced during the attack.
“He’s doing fine,” said Nancy Pelosi. “It’s a long haul, but he knows he has to pace himself. He’s such a gentleman that he’s not complaining.”
Nancy Pelosi said she has not discussed the attack in detail with her husband because “any revisiting of it is really painful.”
“One of the hardest things for him all week was for him to go back into the house, and the entrance, which of course he had hit, and, of course, upstairs into the bedroom, where the man had made his entrance, what We will,” she said.
The suspect, David Wayne Deppe, allegedly broke into the couple’s home on the morning of October 28 and woke Paul Pelosi in their bedroom,, According to law enforcement, Paul Pelosi was able to call 911, and a dispatcher sent emergency services after hearing someone threatened. Law enforcement said that when police arrived at the home, they saw two men clashing with a hammer inside the entrance, before the suspect attacked Paul Pelosi.
“For me, this is the really hard part, because Paul was not the target and he is the one who is paying the price,” Nancy Pelosi said on Monday. “It’s really sad because it’s a flame that was fueled by misinformation.”
Nancy Pelosi said she did not listen to the 911 call or see police body camera footage of the incident. Asked if she would like to hear it, she said, “I don’t think so.”
Nancy Pelosi said she was sleeping in Washington DC during the attack. She said she had traveled from San Francisco the night before and that Capitol Police rang her doorbell and knocked on her door at 5 a.m.
“So I ran to the door and I was so scared to see the Capitol police and they said, ‘We have to come in to talk to you,'” she said. “And I’m thinking about my kids, my grandchildren. I never thought it would be Paul, because I knew he wouldn’t be out and about, shall we say. And so they were in that time. We didn’t either. We didn’t know where he was or what was his condition. All we knew was that he was attacked in our house and now they were taking him to the hospital.”
Pelosi, who mentioned during the interview that she was close to tears at times, said the attack on her husband would affect her political future and whether or not she decided to retire.