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Nancy Pelosi says assault on husband was ‘fueled by misinformation’

In her first sit-down interview since her husband was attacked final month at their San Francisco house, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned the assault was pushed by misinformation and referred to as for nationwide therapeutic.

“It’s really sad because it was a flame fueled by misinformation,” Pelosi mentioned in an interview with Anderson Cooper that aired Monday night time on CNN.

Paul Pelosi, 83, was left with a fractured cranium and severe accidents to his proper arm and palms after an attacker broke into the Pelosi house Oct. 28 and struck him with a hammer.

David DePape, 42, has pleaded not responsible to tried homicide, kidnapping and different costs he faces in reference to the assault. Federal authorities mentioned DePape had plotted to take Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) hostage and break her kneecaps, calling her the “leader of the pack” of lies informed by the Democratic Occasion.

“Paul was not the target, and he’s the one paying the price,” Nancy Pelosi mentioned within the CNN interview.

She mentioned her husband was doing OK “but it’s a long haul.”

He was struck on prime of his head in two locations, however the blows didn’t pierce his mind, she mentioned.

“Any revisiting is traumatizing,” she mentioned, including that reentering their house for the primary time was troublesome for her husband.

Pelosi mentioned she agreed with connections made by President Biden between DePape and the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

“Do you draw that same line?” Cooper requested her.

“Absolutely,” she mentioned. “There’s no question it’s the same thing … inflamed by the same misrepresentations.

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“But the fact is, right now, it’s time for healing…. This is not a path that we can continue on,” she mentioned.

Pelosi additionally criticized reactions from Republican figures who made mild of the assault and spun conspiracy theories in regards to the incident.

“You see what the response is from the other side of this, to make a joke of it. That is traumatizing too,” she mentioned.

The assault has additionally affected Pelosi’s political future, she mentioned when requested by Cooper.

The 82-year-old is anticipated to win one other time period Tuesday as consultant for the twelfth Congressional District in San Francisco. Cooper requested her whether or not she would take into account retiring if Democrats lose the Home, ending her time as speaker.

“My decision will be affected by what has happened the last week or two,” she mentioned.

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