House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) launched a video on Friday wherein she addressed the horrific hammer assault on her husband, Paul Pelosi, and known as on the nation to return collectively.
“It is with a grateful heart I thank you for being here, coming together this morning,” Pelosi mentioned within the video obtained by CNN.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words, your prayers and your good wishes for Paul,” she continued. “It is going to be a long haul but he will be well. It is tragic it happened. Nonetheless, we have to be optimistic.”
Her husband, who underwent surgical procedure for a fractured cranium following the assault on the couple’s San Francisco house final week, is “surrounded by a family” which “is a wonderful thing,” the lawmaker added.
After studying poetry from Israeli creator Ehud Manor, Pelosi mentioned “we need to bring our country together.”
“So, when we are fighting this fight, getting out this vote, let’s do so with the greatest respect for everyone,” she urged.
“Again, I have always said that the arts would bring us together. That is why I quoted that poem. Because we can be inspired,” Pelosi added. “We can laugh, we can cry, we can be inspired. We can share common thoughts and ground and forget our differences. And I find that to be the saving grace.”
Paul Pelosi was launched from the hospital Thursday.
David DePape, 42, has pleaded not responsible on costs associated to the house invasion assault that embrace tried homicide, assault with a lethal weapon and elder abuse.