Pablum from Politico:
Paul Pelosi told attacker he needed to use the bathroom, called 911 from there
“Where is Nancy?” the perpetrator called out before assaulting the speaker’s husband with a hammer — an attack that rattled lawmakers.
Law enforcement officials are still investigating how the alleged assailant, identified by police as 42-year-old David DePape, was able to access the speaker’s home and have not yet assessed a motive.
Paul Pelosi was able to dial 911 himself after telling the intruder he had to go use the bathroom and then calling from there, where his phone had been charging, according to a person familiar with the situation. He was hospitalized after the attack at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he successfully underwent surgery to repair a skull fracture and “serious injuries to right arm and hands,” Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill said in a statement Friday evening.
The speaker’s husband is expected to make a full recovery.
“The Speaker and her family are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers from friends, constituents and people around the country,” Hammill added. “The Pelosi family is immensely grateful to Mr. Pelosi’s entire medical team and the law enforcement officers who responded to the assault. The family appreciates respect for their privacy during this time.”
The incident is renewing a fierce debate in Washington and beyond about how to protect members of Congress and their families.
“Everyone is shaken. It’s absolutely chilling,” said Pennsylvania Rep. Madeleine Dean, one of many Democrats who reached out to the speaker’s team upon hearing the news. “You can be against me for what I stand for. But the vitriol to the point of spurring violence is so unacceptable.”
Dean, who’s received violent threats against her and her family, now carries a bulletproof vest in her car after her involvement in Trump’s first impeachment trial. “Who thought I was going to walk into service and need one of those?” she asked.
Congress has doled out millions of dollars since Jan. 6 for protection of lawmakers and their families, including expanding access to home security cameras, body armor and private security guards, on top of a separate effort to protect Supreme Court justices’ families. But several lawmakers, predominantly Democrats, have said there’s more to be done. Earlier this year, U.S. Capitol Police reported about 9,600 threats against lawmakers in 2021 — a steady increase from previous years.
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“Chief Scott said in a later news conference that when officers arrived and knocked on the door of the Pelosi home, the door was opened “by someone inside.” Officers observed Pelosi and Depape inside the entryway of the home. The officers remained outside of the home;s threshhold. They observed both men, each “with one hand on a single hammer.” Officers gave commands to both men to drop the hammer. Depape pulled the hammer away from Pelosi and “violently attacked him with the hammer,” Scott said. Pelosi was struck at least one time. Officers entered and tackled the suspect and took him into custody. He said that Depape “forced entry” through a rear door of the Pelosi home.
“This was not a random act. This was intentional. And it’s wrong,” Scott said, noting that elected officials’ families “don’t sign up for this… Everybody should be disgusted about what happened this morning.” He praised a dispatcher as a hero for sensing more was going on than Paul Pelosi said in the 911 call; he was talking in “code,” CNN reported.“