'We are grateful': Nancy Pelosi thanks Congress for 'prayers and warm wishes' following husband's attack

'We are grateful': Nancy Pelosi thanks Congress for 'prayers and warm wishes' following husband's attack
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United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) revealed in a letter sent to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Saturday that she and her family are "heartbroken and traumatized" following the violent attack on her husband inside their San Francisco home late Thursday night.

Paul Pelosi, who is 82, suffered contusions to his hands and skull after the assailant bludgeoned him with a hammer in front of the police, whom Pelosi managed to call during a standoff in his kitchen.

Pelosi wrote:

Dear Colleague,

Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul. Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop. We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.

Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery. His condition continues to improve.

We are also comforted by the words of the Book of Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

We thank you and pray for the continued safety and well-being of your family.

Sincerely,

NANCY PELOSI

CNN noted on Sunday that "San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said that the suspect, David DePape, 42, now faces charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and other felonies in relation to the attack."

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