Rep. Nancy Pelosi choked back tears while discussing her husband’s prolonged recovery from a brutal hammer attack last fall, saying it could take months before he is “back to normal.”
The former House speaker, 82, opened up about Paul Pelosi’s condition during an appearance on “Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?”
“He’s doing OK,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Wallace after the veteran newsman asked how her husband was doing. “It’s going to take a little while for him to be back to normal.”
Paul Pelosi, also 82, was alone at the family’s San Francisco home early Oct. 28 when conspiracy theorist David DePape, 42, allegedly forced his way into the residence and asked after Nancy Pelosi’s whereabouts.
Prosecutors said DePape then bludgeoned Paul Pelosi with a hammer before being arrested. The alleged assailant purportedly told investigators that he planned to “hold Nancy hostage,” interrogate her, and “break her kneecaps” if he felt she was lying to him.
Paul Pelosi sustained a fractured skull and serious injuries to his right arm and hands, which required surgery.
In her sit-down with Wallace, a visibly emotional Nancy Pelosi said she feels “very sad” about what happened, “because [DePape] was searching for me, and my dear husband, who’s not even that political, actually, paid the price.”
Nancy and Paul Pelosi were seen in public together for the first time since the assault when they attended the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4. The tuxedo-clad Paul Pelosi wore a wide-brimmed black hat and a glove on his uninjured left hand.
Paul Pelosi also showed up this week for a White House event honoring the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and received a shout-out from President Biden.