At a campaign event in Maryland on Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris wished House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi a speedy recovery after the attack at his San Francisco home. The House speaker, who represents California, is originally from Baltimore, where Saturday’s event was held.
The vice president said during his speech, “I also want to mention Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul, a daughter from Baltimore, and I know we are all praying for her family and Paul’s speedy recovery.” “
On Friday morning, a man entered his house and attacked him. According to the speaker’s office, he has since undergone surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
Although police have not officially announced the motive for the crime, they said on Friday that it was “And it was targeted and “wrong.” The suspect reportedly yelled at Paul Pelosi: “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” and, according to the Associated Press, And others appeared to believe various conspiracy theories, and false claims that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen.
Harris said that what is happening in our country right now is scary.
“There was a time when we appreciated and understood the importance of vigorous debate democracy, where we appreciated that it is the diversity of ideas that will lead us to the progress of smart decisions,” Harris said. “But something is happening in our country where powerful people, so-called leaders, are using the pulpit given to people by bullying in a way that is about preserving their personal power and using it to divide us. The country is being done.”
While this behavior promotes hatred, Harris said, people should instead engage in civil discourse. He also asked people to vote as election day is just ten days away.
“We have a lot of work to do, and so I know who’s here, and I know it’s a room of leaders that reminds our neighbors and our friends at every election, not what we see, but their faces. But, we see a neighbor and a friend, and we ask them to vote,” Harris said.
The Maryland Democrats’ GOTV program was organized for Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore. The vice president was also campaigning for Representative Anthony Browne, who is running for attorney general for Maryland, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who is seeking re-election.
During his speech, Harris spoke about what the Democrats had done so far to help Americans and said that because people voted in previous elections, the party passed.and put , the first black woman on the US Supreme Court. Harris said several issues were on the line in the midterm election, including the right to contraception. She referred to the Supreme Court’s June decision that struck Roe v. Wade.
“Proponents of the decision said, ‘Well, we think it’s a decision now that should go to the states, and the voters can make the decision, right?’ But watch who’s talking because with those same mouths, you’ll see people pushing laws across our country, making it more difficult for people to vote deliberately,” Harris said.
Along with these concerns, he said democracy is at stake in the midterm elections, adding that the US needs to be a leader to the world.
The Vice President said, “When you are a role model, people watch what you do to see if it matches what you say, and leaders around the world and people around the world are watching that. What is happening in our country.”