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Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pictured together with her husband, Paul Pelosi, on Capitol Hill on January 3, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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In her first public feedback since her husband was attacked, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned her household was “heartbroken and traumatized” by the brutal assault — however added that his situation is enhancing.

Paul Pelosi was violently attacked with a hammer by an intruder who broke into the couple’s residence in San Francisco early Friday morning. The Home Speaker was not in San Francisco on the time of the assault.

“Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our household residence, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul,” she mentioned in a letter addressed to Home colleagues.

“Our youngsters, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening assault on our Pop.”

Paul Pelosi, 82, has since gone by a profitable surgical procedure to restore a cranium fracture and critical accidents to his proper arm and arms, Pelosi’s spokesman mentioned on Friday.

“His situation continues to enhance,” the Home Speaker mentioned within the letter.

The 42-year-old-assailant, David DePape, is being charged with tried murder, assault with a lethal weapon, elder abuse “and several other different further felonies,” in keeping with San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

A supply advised CNBC the attacker was on the lookout for the Home Speaker, shouting: “The place is Nancy, the place is Nancy?” earlier than he assaulted her husband.

“We’re grateful for the fast response of legislation enforcement and emergency providers, and for the life-saving medical care he’s receiving,” the Home Speaker mentioned on Twitter late Saturday.

— CNBC’s Kevin Breuninger contributed to this report.

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