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Pelosi: Some people voted because political violence has ‘gone too far’


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she knew of some individuals inspired to vote last week because of political violence, including the brutal attack on her husband.

“We’ve been so comforted by the outpouring of so many prayers and good wishes, and even people saying, ‘I wasn’t going to vote, but now I’m going to vote, because this has gone too far,’” Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”

Paul Pelosi suffered an attack with a hammer in the Pelosis’ San Francisco home late last month. The alleged assailant, David DePape, allegedly sought to kidnap the speaker and harm her and other Democrats, in an attack that created heightened concern about Republican rhetoric about her and general threats of political violence.



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