Husband Of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Undergoes Surgery For Skull Fracture After Attack
Paul Pelosi, the husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has undergone surgery for a skull fracture and other severe injuries to his right arm and hands after being attacked on Friday morning by a male assailant, CNN reported.
In a statement, the US House Speaker expressed gratitude and thanked people for the outpouring of support and prayers following the deadly attack on Paul Pelosi. A statement released by Speaker Nancy Pelosi said:
Paul Pelosi underwent surgery Friday “to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.
Deputy Chief of Staff and spokesperson Drew Hammill, added:
The Pelosi family is immensely grateful to Mr Pelosi’s entire medical team and the law enforcement officers who responded to the assault.
Paul Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery, it read.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden described the attack on Pelosi’s husband as “despicable.” Biden told a fundraising dinner Friday in Philadelphia:
This is despicable. There’s no place in America — there’s too much violence, political violence. Too much hatred. Too much vitriol.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in an official statement condemned the attack against Paul Pelosi and said that the prayers are with Speaker Pelosi’s whole family.
She further stated that the US President is also praying for Paul Pelosi and also had a morning call with House Speaker Pelosi to express his support after this horrible attack.
US Vice President Kamala Harris also had a call with Nancy Pelosi after Pelosi’s husband, Paul, was attacked with a hammer at the couple’s home in San Francisco. She called the attack an “act of extreme violence,” CNN reported.