The man who attacked the husband of US politician Nancy Pelosi on Friday has been charged with assault and attempted kidnapping. The 42-year-old could face up to 50 years in prison.
The man broke into a house in San Francisco and was looking for Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives. She was not at home, but her husband was. Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer and, according to his wife, was going to have surgery for a skull fracture.
According to relatives, Paul does a little better. He will likely recover fully. US President Joe Biden also said this weekend that the victim was on the mend.
Prosecutors collected tape, string, and other materials as evidence, revealing that the thief had intended to tie up Nancy Pelosi. He was saying, “Where’s Nancy?” When Paul found only.
Pelosi commented briefly on the incident this weekend. “Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and attacked my husband Paul. My children, grandchildren and grandchildren were heartbroken and shocked by the life-threatening attack. We are grateful for the swift response from law enforcement, emergency services and the life-saving medical care he is receiving.”
The suspect will be a supporter of conspiracy theories
According to his research, among others, CNN The attacker is a conspiracy theorist. The TV station reported that it posted messages on Facebook and conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines, the 2020 presidential election (which Democrat Biden won), and the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The US midterm elections will be held in just under two weeks. Republicans hope to regain a majority in Parliament. The Democrats led by Pelosi now have a very small majority in the Senate.
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