Paul Pelosi assaulted after shocking break-in

While politics is often tense and brings out aggression in many, violence is never the right option.

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was “violently assaulted” by a person who broke into the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday morning, the speaker’s office said in a statement.

“The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” read the statement from Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill.

Paul Pelosi, 82, “was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time,” Hammill said.

The San Francisco Police Department did not immediately respond to CNBC’s inquiries. Sgt. Adam Lobsinger, a public information officer for the department, tweeted that police responded to a home break-in call at 2:27 a.m.

It’s not the first time the Democratic House speaker, also 82, has been targeted with threats.

A North Carolina man, Cleveland Meredith, was sentenced last December to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to threatening to shoot Pelosi. Meredith, 53, had traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, planning to attend rallies on that day, but didn’t arrive until the evening, when the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol had been tamped down.

Another man, 77-year-old Steven Martis of Arizona, was sentenced in February to 21 months behind bars for threatening to kill Pelosi in messages to her D.C. office.

And in April, Florida man Paul Hoeffer, 60, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for phone calls in which he threatened to behead Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., another frequent target of criticism from the political right.

The attack on Paul Pelosi comes as the U.S. Capitol Police record a drastic rise in threat cases — a 144% increase from 2017 to 2021, according to the department.

Other high-profile public figures have also recently come under threat. in June, California man Nicholas Roske, 26, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly traveling to the Maryland home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and telling police he intended to kill him.

The Department of Homeland Security said in June that the U.S. is in a “heightened threat environment” that was expected to grow “more dynamic” in the coming months.

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  1. Are we sure he wasn’t just banged up from another drunk driving accident and just said he was assaulted?

  2. MAGA morons are enamored with violence because their ideas and dogma are based on lies and ignorance.
    Having say that, let us wait until the investigation is done to figure out why was he attacked. Also, why is the husband of somebody third inline to the presidency is not better protected? I am sure treasonous Trump’s kids are better protected than the husband of the Speaker of The House who has received numerous threats and attacks.

    1. Long before there were “MAGA morons” there WERE RIOTS, ASSAULTS, LOOTING AND MURDER by FAR LEFT LEANERS AND NON MAGA.. if you compare violence the LEFT FAR OUT WEIGHS THE RIGHT.. research it..
      Actually just google the RIOTS THAT TOOK OVER CITIES

    2. You are an imbecile if you think it was a Maga Republican. I’m sure Trump or his supporters will probably be blamed by your communist party of whiners. You dint even know the definition of a woman, libtard!

    3. Why should he receive more protection than any other American or non-American? I thoiught we were all God’s people.

    4. Democrats’ beloved junkies CRIME WAVE is now up to 75 MURDERS DAILY plus MILLIONS of OTHER DAILY CRIMES.
      A vote for Democrats increases that CRIME WAVE further!
      Do you want your friends, relatives, neighbors raped, robbed, and murdered next?
      The Democrats hitherto unknown 28th and 29th Amendments to U.S. Constitution:
      + XXVIII Amendment +
      Democrats/Blacks/junkies Shall Be Allowed
      To Commit Any Crime/Murder
      Without Police Interference
      + XXIX Amendment +
      Democrats/Blacks/junkies Shall Get Anything
      They Want Without Working
      For it / Contributing to Society

  3. The Post Office rates have been climbing faster than its competitors. Why? Certain congressmen want to drive the USPS out of business. Why? Because Pelosi has the contract to broker the sales of surplus USPS property. If all USPS property is declared surplus, the Pelosis would make millions. So Congress is forcing the USPS to fund the retirements of mailmen not yet born.

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