Pelosi’s Husband Attacked By Intruder With Hammer Shouting ‘Where’s Nancy?’

Paul Pelosi, husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been attacked and badly beaten by an assailant with a hammer.

The intruder broke into the San Francisco home Mr Pelosi shares with his wife in the early hours of Friday.

According to AP, the intruder was searching for the Democratic leader, shouting “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?” before assaulting Paul Pelosi with a hammer.

When the police arrived, the assailant reprtedly said he was “waiting for Nancy.”

Sky news reports: Mr Pelosi, 82, is in hospital, where he is “receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery”, according to spokesman Drew Hammill.

“The speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” Mr Hammill added.

The attacker has been arrested and, although it is thought the home was targeted, the motive behind the attack is unclear.

It is not known how the intruder entered the house.

It comes as concerns grow about the safety of members of Congress and their families, with threats to politicians at an all-time high.

NBC reported that Mr Pelosi did not have his own security detail, as spouses are not eligible for this sort of protection.

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