House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that Paul Pelosi has been discharged from a San Francisco hospital after recovering from surgery to repair a fractured skull and injuries to his hands and arms.
“Paul thanked the 911 operators, first responders, trauma care team, ICU staff and the entire [Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital] Thank you to the medical staff for the excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment they received after the violent attack on our home,” Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
The House Speaker’s husband, Paul Pelosi, is resting at home just six days after last week’s brutal attack, according to sources familiar with the matter, and confirmed it in the speaker’s statement.
“Paul continues to make progress during his long recovery and remains under the care of doctors,” Nancy Pelosi said. “He is now at home surrounded by family members who demand privacy.”
San Francisco police entered the residence at about 2:27 a.m. local time Friday and found Pelosi struggling with a man with a hammer, who was later identified as David DePape, according to the San Francisco police chief. . Police saw DePape “slamming” Pelosi with a hammer before pushing him to the ground and arresting him.
Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hamill, said in a statement early Friday night that Pelosi was taken to the hospital after the attack and underwent “successful surgery to repair the skull.” Fractures and severe injuries to the right arm and hand.” He is expected to make a full recovery.
On Tuesday, DePape pleaded not guilty to all state charges in his first court appearance.
He also waived his right to a hearing within 10 days during his trial in San Francisco court. Judge Diane Northway is scheduled to hold a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday to set a date for a preliminary hearing and bail.
DePape, 42, has been charged with a series of crimes, including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping, following a break-in at the couple’s San Francisco home last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco District Attorney announced Monday. He was charged with one count of “attempted kidnapping of a U.S. official,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. According to an FBI affidavit released Monday, the allegation relates to Nancy Pelosi, and DePape told police he planned to “take hostages.”
An attempted kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He has yet to enter a plea in federal court.
The Department of Homeland Security said late Wednesday that DePape was in the U.S. illegally and could face deportation.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) moved to San Francisco County Jail for immigration detention of Canadian national David DePape on Nov. 1, following his Oct. 28 arrests,” the department said .
This story has been updated on Thursday with more developments.