Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi daughter Christine in a statement, where he also wished Nancy’s husband Paul a quick recovery after being attacked by an intruder (the suspect was identified as David DePape, 42) in their home in San Francisco on Friday, October 28. The Republican politician was referring to a 2020 tweet by Christine, where she made light of an incident where he was attacked by a neighbor. “No one deserves to be assaulted. Unlike Nancy Pelosi’s daughter who celebrated my assault, I condemn this attack and wish Mr. Pelosi a speedy recovery,” he said tweeted.
No one deserves to be assaulted. Unlike Nancy Pelosi’s daughter who celebrated my assault, I condemn this attack and wish Mr. Wishing Pelosi a speedy recovery. https://t.co/2LxIlbIYQP
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 28, 2022
Christine quoted a journalist who spoke about Rand being diagnosed with COVID-19 in March 2020. The tweet noted that the senator was most upset because he was unable to be with his wife, who has MS, for two weeks after testing positive for the virus. “Rand Paul’s neighbor was right,” she wrote. The tweet was deleted because it violated Twitter’s rules.
The incident she was apparently referring to was one where Rand got into a dispute with a neighbor over their plots. Rene Boucher, the neighbor, attacked the senator while he was mowing his lawn, breaking his ribs. Rene was sentenced to 9 months in prison for aggravated assault, per NBC News.
The House Speaker revealed that a burglar attacked her husband in her home in a statement on Friday, October 28. Paul Pelosi was taken to the hospital and the intruder was arrested. Police sources revealed to CNN that the attacker shouted “Where’s Nancy?” at the entrance of the congresswoman’s house. “Early this morning, an attacker broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and mr. Pelosi violently assaulted. The attacker is in custody and the motivation for the attack is being investigated. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,” a spokesperson for Pelosi said in the statement.
Police confirmed that they responded to the attack and arrested the attacker. “On October 28, 2022 at 2:27 a.m., the San Francisco Police Department responded to the 2600 block of Broadway for a residential burglary. During the incident, an 82-year-old man was attacked. The suspect was arrested. The victim was transported to a local hospital,” the San Francisco Police Department said Hollywood Life.
In the statement, the House Speaker’s spokesperson revealed that Nancy was not present at the time of the attack, but did thank all the first responders for helping her husband. “The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time,” they said. “The speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”