Charlotte County Democratic Party statement on the attempted assassination of Speaker Nancy Pelosi

On October 28th, a man broke into the California home of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, tied up her husband, Paul, and beat him with a hammer. Paul underwent brain surgery and is expected to recover. News reports state the assailant shouted, “Where’s Nancy?” Nancy Pelosi was not home at the time of the incident.

“An assassination attempt was made on Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” said the Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, Teresa Jenkins. “The man who beat Paul Pelosi previously posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about the 2020 election, the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capital, climate change, and Covid-19 vaccines.  The man is a Trumpist who believes the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen. He further claims vaccines don’t work and he defends Trump-inspired rioters who stormed the Capital. Don’t forget that during the attack on the U.S. Capital, the mob pounded on doors with terrifying hecklings of “Where’s Nancy.”

“The calls for violence from some members of the Republican Party are out in the open,” she said. “Recall that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked about hitting Nancy Pelosi on the head with a gavel. Now a right-wing fanatic tried to kill her with a hammer, brutally beating her husband, and putting him in the hospital.”

“Only members of the Republican Party spew toxic violent language, conspiracy theories and misinformation. This attack was political. They, their lies, and their hate must be stopped in November.”

 Image Credits: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivers remarks on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 9. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)