House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed her husband Paul’s condition in her first public appearance since an intruder broke into their San Francisco home and assaulted him with a hammer.
Pelosi provided an update on her husband’s condition during a Democratic Party fundraiser held over Zoom on Friday — and told attendees that going out and voting will make her feel better.
“Paul came home yesterday. That enables me to be at home with all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your kind words, and your good wishes for Paul,” she said on the video call, which was shared on her social media accounts.
The 82-year-old congresswoman added that her husband of 59 years will “be well” but faces a long recovery. Her voice cracked at times as she spoke about him.
“It’s going to be a long haul, but he will be well. And, it’s just so tragic how it happened, but nonetheless, we have to be optimistic. He’s surrounded by family, so that’s a wonderful thing,” she said.
Paul Pelosi, 82, suffered a fractured skull after authorities say David DePape bludgeoned him with a hammer inside the family’s home on Oct. 28. He spent nearly a week recovering at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Intensive Care Unit before his release Thursday.
DePape, 42, is facing charges of attempted murder, burglary and elderly abuse. Police say the break-in was an attempt to kidnap the House speaker.
The congresswoman reminded people of the video call to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 8, calling the races for control of Congress “very winnable.”
“People say to me, ‘What can I do to make you feel better?’ I say: ‘Vote!’” Pelosi said.
“I believe that this race is very winnable,” she added.