House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was attacked at the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday, the California lawmaker’s office said in a statement.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” a spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation.”
According to the spokesman, Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
The House speaker, who is second in line to the presidency and has a security detail, was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack, her office said. Pelosi, who has for years been the subject of violent threats, has been campaigning with Democrats around the country for the upcoming midterm elections.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” her office said.