House Speaker Pelosi says attack on husband will affect decision on remaining in leadership

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  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a new interview that a recent brutal home invasion attack on her husband will affect her decision to remain in the Democratic leadership in Congress.
  • But Pelosi did not say in that CNN interview whether she would leave or remain in the lead.
  • She has been the top Democrat in the House of Representatives for two decades, and said her party is struggling to stay in control of both houses of Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
  • Police have said that Paul Pelosi’s skull was fractured by David Deppe as early as October 28, when Deppe broke into the Pelosi home in San Francisco.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last month’s brutal home invasion attack on her husband would affect her decision to remain in the Democratic leadership in Congress.

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But Pelosi, D-Calif., which police say was the actual intended target of the man accused in the attack, did not say in a new CNN interview whether that meant she would leave or remain in her leadership position.

Pelosi, 82, has been the top House Democrat for two decades.

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Pelosi’s remarks come as his party struggles to retain control of both houses of Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Republicans favor winning control of the House.

Police said her 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, had his skull fractured with a hammer by an assailant early on October 28, when another man broke into the Pelosi home in San Francisco.

David Deppe, 42, has been charged with attempted murder and other state crimes in the attack.

Federal prosecutors have charged DePape with federal crimes of attempted kidnapping of a federal officer — Nancy Pelosi — and assault on an immediate family member of a United States official with intent to retaliate against the officer.

Officials have said that DePape was set to kidnap and detain Nancy Pelosi and broke her knee when he went to her residence. The speaker was in Washington, DC at the time of the break-in.

During his interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Pelosi said his decision on whether to remain in the leadership “will be influenced by what happened over the past week or two.”

Cooper then asked, “Will your decision be affected in any way by the attack?”

“Yes,” replied Pelosi.

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