Paul Pelosi attack update

Maggie Eubanks

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was released from the hospital on Thursday after he was attacked in his home on Oct. 28.

]According to court documents, the assailant David DePape awoke Pelosi at his bedside demanding to know where the House Speaker was shouting “Where is Nancy?”

After police entered the home, DePape struck Pelosi with a hammer knocking him unconscious. Minutes later, Pelosi woke in a puddle of his own blood.

The attack occurred at the Pelosi’s home in San Francisco. According to a conversation between police and DePape, he considered the break-in a suicide mission. He wanted to take out everyone in line for the presidency.

According to CNN, DePape has been charged with several crimes including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping.

Immigration officials said DePape was never meant to be in the country in the first place. As a citizen of Canada, DePape has a history of violating immigration policies and should have never been allowed back in the country after his first violation.

The attack came at a time when political tensions have hit an all-time high. With the midterm elections on Nov. 8, there are mounting concerns over many politicians’ safety.

After the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, law enforcement steadily patrolled several political officials’ homes, including Pelosi’s, but they stopped earlier this year.

U.S. government officials are speaking about restarting this patrol after the attack.

Several officials expressed condolences for Pelosi after the attack, with Donald Trump saying it was “very sad” and President Biden releasing a statement calling the attack “despicable.”

Nancy Pelosi said her family is “heartbroken and traumatized” but that doctors believe Paul Pelosi will make a full recovery.