Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), was attacked in the family's San Francisco home on Friday morning by an individual who broke in, according to the Speaker's office.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement on Friday that "early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi. The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation," the statement noted. "Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery."
Pelosi’s office says a person broke into the speaker’s home in San Francisco, violently assaulted her husband https://t.co/hiyXWl6bwZ— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 28, 2022
The spokesman also clarified that Speaker Pelosi was not in San Francisco when to break-in and attack took place and said that the "Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time."
San Francisco, like many American communities — but especially Democrat-run ones — has experienced a spike in crime. According to crime stats compiled by the San Francisco Police Department, robberies are up 5.2 percent over the same year-to-date period last year while assaults are up 11.1 percent.
While more details in the assault of Paul Pelosi are sure to be forthcoming, what remains to be seen is how big of a story it ultimately becomes, as Steve Krakauer pointed out on Friday:
We’re about to find out whether the Paul Pelosi attack will be the biggest media story of the next week leading up to the election or whether it will be memory-holed immediately…— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 28, 2022
It also remains to be seen whether the assailant Pelosi's office said was in custody ends up released under California's lax bail laws or is treated differently in this case because of who was victimized.
Already though, due to the party involved, this is a bigger story than the thousands of other Americans who have been victimized in their homes by criminals emboldened by a lack of consequences for illegal activity in cities such as San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
As Townhall reported over the summer, Paul Pelosi was involved in a drunk-driving crash that saw him ultimately plead guilty to avoid a trial and receive a slap-on-the-wrist sentence.
This is a developing story and may be updated.