He said the phrase “enough is enough” at a speech in Philadelphia. Regardless of your political views, “every person of decent conscience ought to openly and unmistakably stand up against the violence in our politics.”
The US government sent a statement to law enforcement in all 50 states a few hours after the incident, warning of a “heightened danger” of domestic violent extremism directed at candidates and election officials by those with “ideological grievances.”
Police investigating the assault on Mr. Pelosi, which they have classified as an attempted murder, told reporters that they were still trying to ascertain the attacker’s motive.
Paul Pelosi called 911 in a covert manner.
Mrs. Pelosi, who was in Washington DC on the opposite side of the nation when the attack happened, took a flight to visit her husband in the hospital.
An attack on Mr. Pelosi occurred early on Friday morning, according to a spokeswoman for the top Democrat, “by an assailant who behaved with force, threatened his life while demanding to see the Speaker.”
Police in San Francisco responded to a report, according to Chief William Scott, at about 02:27 local time (09:27 GMT) on Friday.
They discovered Mr. Pelosi and the suspect fighting over a hammer, but the intruder had taken it from Mr. Pelosi and was savagely beating him with it.
Police officers tackled the man and took his weapon away. According to law enforcement officials, he tried to restrain Mr. Pelosi “until Nancy returned home,” according to CBS News. Where’s Nancy? he reportedly said during the altercation.
According to Chief Scott, he is also accused of burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, and numerous other offences.
He said that the suspect had entered the four-bedroom Pelosi home in the affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood through a rear door. The property’s glass door is broken in the video.
Police declined to provide information about the suspect’s condition while he was hospitalized.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Pelosi pretended to need to use the restroom before making a covert 911 call on his mobile phone and leaving the line open so a dispatcher could overhear him speaking to the suspect.
According to Chief Scott, Mr. Pelosi had contacted the police, and a perceptive emergency dispatcher had “read between the lines” to send officers. The police chief characterized the attack as “not random.” “This was planned.” “Everyone should be disgusted by what happened this morning,” he continued.
Right-side web activity
The BBC has found evidence of a suspect’s blog, website, and social media profiles that are full of anti-Semitic memes, Holocaust denial, allusions to far-right websites, and mentions of conspiracy theories like QAnon.
Additionally, he published disproved election fraud claims. His most recent articles were disorganized, covering a variety of far-right and extremist talking points.
Older texts from the suspect advertise quartz crystals and hemp jewelry. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, he was also an activist for nudism and cited the Green Party as his political affiliation.
According to his stepfather, who spoke to the Globe and Mail newspaper, the suspect was raised in the western Canadian province of British Columbia before relocating to the US and becoming distant from his relatives there.
One of the most influential politicians in the nation is Mrs. Pelosi. After Vice President Kamala Harris, she was re-elected to a fourth term as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2021, placing her second in line for the president.
The native of Baltimore has served as the congressional representative for the San Francisco region since 1987, and she normally alternates her time between California and Washington, DC.
In preparation for the midterm elections, she is presently fundraising and canvassing for Democrats around the nation. Her spouse was born and reared in San Francisco and is the multimillionaire founder of a venture capital business. Five children have been born to the couple since their marriage began in 1963.
Since the riot at the US Capitol in January 2021, members of Congress have been on high alert regarding security risks. During the incident, supporters of the then-President Donald Trump trashed Mrs. Pelosi’s office in the building.
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