Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi reported on her husband’s health Monday night, saying he was “making steady progress in what will be a long recovery process.”
Paul Pelosi was attacked by a hammer-wielding assailant at his and Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco early Friday morning. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery to repair a fractured skull and serious injuries to his right hand and hand, the speaker’s office said said Friday.
“His doctors expect a full recovery,” it said in a statement last week.
Law enforcement officials said Monday that David Wayne DePape, the man accused of breaking into and assaulting Paul Pelosi, broke through a back glass door and made his way to the second floor of the home where Paul Pelosi was sleeping. He then woke up Paul Pelosi and asked where his wife wasaccording to Interim San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.
Paul Pelosi was able to call 911 from the bathroom, and police arrived shortly afterward to find the suspect striking the 82-year-old with a hammer, Jenkins said.
The Democratic leader said in a statement Monday that her family was “very grateful” for the outpouring of “concern, prayers and well wishes.”
She also thanked the trauma team at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco.
Catherine Watson reported.