Nancy Pelosi Says Attacking Her Husband Will Influence Decision To Retire | India News

NEW DELHI: US house speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the recent attack on her husband by a hammer-wielding intruder at their home was particularly painful for her, knowing she was “the target” and would be a factor in her decision about when she would retire from Congress.
Appearing on CNN in her first television interview since Paul Pelosic skull fractures and other injuries in the October 28 attack, the speaker said it stemmed from the same kind of “misrepresentation” that led a crowd to storm the city. US capital on January 6, 2021.
choking her tears, Nancy Pelosi recounted the mind-boggling moment she was awakened by the US Capitol Police in her Washington apartment the morning her 82-year-old husband was attacked to be informed of the violent break-in at their home in Washington DC. San Francisco.
“It was very difficult for me” to know that she was the intruder’s intended victim, the speaker, also 82, said in the interview. “Because Paul wasn’t the target, and he’s the one paying the price.”
Asked by CNN host Anderson Cooper if she’d made a decision on whether or not to withdraw from Congress, and her position as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, if Democrats lose their slim majority in the House in the midterm elections. Tuesday, Pelosi protested.
However, she told him: “I have to say that my decision will be influenced by what has happened in the past two weeks.” Pressured by Cooper as she referred to the attack on her husband, the speaker replied, “Yes.”
“And it will be influenced by — but — let me say this,” she added without finishing her thoughts, saying she felt “blessed” by her 35 years of public service in the House.
Court affidavits filed by prosecutors with charges against the suspect, David Wayne DePape, 42, say he told police after his arrest that he planned to kidnap the speaker, question her and break her kneecaps if she ‘lie’.
DePape is accused of making his way to the couple’s house and crawling upstairs to a bedroom where he woke Paul Pelosi from his sleep and demanded to see the speaker, who had flown back to Washington the night before.
Paul Pelosi managed to place an emergency call and police arrived just in time to witness the intruder club the real estate and venture capitalist with a hammer over the head, according to court documents.
DePape has been charged in federal court with attempted kidnapping and assault. In California state court, he pleaded not guilty to separate charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse, false imprisonment, and threat to a government official.

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