On Friday (October 28), President Joe Biden condemned the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-N.Y.) husband, Paul Pelosi, calling it “despicable” and suggesting the attack was a natural progression from Republican lies about widespread election fraud in 2020.
Biden addressed the attack at the beginning of his remarks to Pennsylvania Democrats, saying, “This is despicable. There’s no place in America. There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol.”
Biden continued, “And what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections, COVID being a hoax, that it’s all a bunch of lies, and it not affect people who may not be so well balanced.”
The President also wondered how people wouldn’t believe that rhetoric surrounding the 2020 election was “not going to corrode the political climate?”
Biden then declared, “Enough is enough is enough. Every person of good conscience needs to clearly and unambiguously stand up against violence in our politics, no matter what your politics are.”
During his remarks, Biden revealed he had spoken to the House Speaker about leaving Washington, D.C., to go to San Francisco — Paul Pelosi was in the couple’s San Francisco home when an intruder looking for the House Speaker attacked.
Paul Pelosi had fractured his skull and injured his right arm and hand but is expected to make a full recovery.
Police said on Friday that they had arrived at the Pelosi household at 2:30 a.m. for a “priority welfare check,” where they found both men tussling over a hammer before the intruder got a hold of Pelosi and attacked him.
Paul Pelosi’s attack was the latest in a spate of violent political attacks.