Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a Dear Colleague letter to her fellow Democrats explaining that a violent man broke in to their family home looking to confront her and brutally attacked her husband Paul. Reminding everyone that she is a human being with loved ones who are real people and have feelings, she wrote, “Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop.”
Speaker Pelosi’s spokesperson Drew Hammill issued a statement after the attack saying Paul Pelosi “was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he underwent successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands. His doctors expect a full recovery.”
Paul Pelosi is 82 years old. Imagine someone attacking an 82 year old grandfather with a hammer. It’s beyond depraved.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is an American hero who quite literally saved this democracy on January 6th, when Trump terrorists sought to assassinate her and then Vice President Mike Pence.
Even with her life at risk, the terrorists chanted “Nancy, Nancy” and “All we want is Pelosi!” outside her office in the Capitol minutes after she was evacuated from the building. They then stormed her office looking for her.
This language echoes what the attacker said after he broke into the Pelosi home saying “Where is Nancy.”
Republicans have been demonizing Nancy Pelosi for over a decade and right wing media regularly tries to humiliate her and treats her like a punching bag. They sexualize her and have even shown her on her knees dressed like a porn star.
Congress now pays for body armor for lawmakers and their families, something brought on by the rising threats to our government and its institutions, largely on the part of radicalized Trump supporters enabled by complicit and cowardly Republican leaders.
For some sad reason, media gives Republicans credit for calling out this violence — when they have pushed the very conspiracies that were cited by the alleged attacker. They have not set the record straight on those lies they tell daily, they have not admitted Donald Trump lost the 2020 election — a huge lie that many Trump supporters believe, and have reason to believe because Republican leaders and conservative media tell them it’s true.