‘He Was Looking For Me’: Pelosi Says Attack On Husband Will Impact Her Retirement Plans


Sarah Weaver Social Issues Reporter
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the attack on her husband will impact future retirement plans in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Paul Pelosi was attacked by a man with a hammer at their San Francisco residence in the early morning hours of Oct. 28. The suspect, who police identify as David DePape, allegedly forced his way into the house and rushed upstairs, saying, “where is Nancy?” Pelosi then made a 911 phone call in the bathroom unbeknownst to his attacker.

“Will your decision be impacted by the attack in any way?” Cooper asked Pelosi in the interview. (RELATED: Here’s All The Left Wing Political Violence The Corporate Media Seems To Have Forgotten About)

“Yes,” Pelosi said.

“It will?” Cooper asked.

“Yes,” Pelosi repeated.

Pelosi, who was allegedly the target of DePape’s attack, reflected on her emotional reaction to the news.

“For me this is really the hard part because Paul was not the target and he’s the one who is paying the price,” Pelosi said. “He was not looking for Paul, he was looking for me.”

As Pelosi’s retirement looms, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has emerged as a favorite to replace her as party leader in Congress. Jeffries, the number 5 Democrat in the House, would become the first black leader of the party in the House were he to take the position.