The attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband at their San Francisco home was dubbed “despicable” by Joe Biden on Friday. He also stated that it was a logical development from the falsehoods Republicans have peddled about the 2020 race.
It’s disgusting. America doesn’t have a place for it. In his opening remarks to Pennsylvania Democrats, Biden lamented the excessive amount of political violence, intolerance, and hostility in the world. Then, Biden asked, “What makes us think that one side can talk about rigged elections, COVID being a hoax, that it’s all a bunch of lies, and it not effect folks who may not be so well-balanced.
“Why do we think the political climate won’t be tainted by it? There has been sufficient. Regardless of your political views, everyone with a clean conscience must condemn violence in our political system.
Pelosi’s return flight from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, according to Biden, was made possible with his support. In order to treat a skull fracture, Paul Pelosi, 82, underwent surgery. He is anticipated to recover fully.
The defendant in the case physically attacked Paul Pelosi at 2:30 a.m., according to earlier statements made by police on Friday. A “urgent well-being check” by the police revealed the two men fighting over a hammer when they arrived at the house. Following then, the suspect took hold of the hammer and attacked Pelosi with it.
According to Drew Hammill, the Speaker’s spokesperson, the Speaker was not present in San Francisco at the time. Her security detail was in Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Capitol Police.
Where is Nancy? the man demanded to Paul Pelosi before the assault. An individual briefed on the attack asked, “Where is Nancy?
When rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and many of them went in search of Nancy Pelosi, Biden on Friday made a connection between that term and those events.
The assault on Paul Pelosi is the most recent example of the rise in political violence that has been observed in the US in recent years.
The 2020 election was rigged and fraudulent, according to then-President Trump and his backers, and hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 to try to thwart the certification of Biden’s victory.
Before the end of June, a man was detained while toting guns and zip ties in front of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s residence. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington), a well-known liberal activist, lives in Seattle. A month later, a second gun-toting guy was detained and charged with threatening death outside her home.
During a district event in Tucson, Arizona, more than ten years ago, then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot; more recently, in 2017, Republican whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was similarly targeted by a lone shooter on a baseball field in Virginia. They both nearly passed away.
Multiple Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, have condemned the attack on Paul Pelosi. Biden and White House staffers have also frequently denounced political violence.
The attack on Pelosi was “an act of severe violence,” according to Vice President Harris, who was also in Pennsylvania on Friday. He added that political officials must denounce such crimes because they are unacceptable.
When there are policy conflicts, Harris added, “there is definitely room for it and it is crucial to have public conversation.” “But what we’ve been witnessing lately is so incredibly petty in terms of reducing it to something, that I think is beneath the dignity and the intelligence of the American people,” the author said.