Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) joked on Friday about the violent attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi, who’s presently hospitalized.
“Speaker Pelosi’s husband, they’d a break-in final evening of their home, he was assaulted. There’s no room for violence wherever, however we’re going to ship her again to be with him in California,” Youngkin mentioned whereas campaigning on behalf of Virginia Home GOP candidate Yesli Vega. “That’s what we’re going to go do.”
The gang cheered at his comment.
The harrowing incident occurred simply hours earlier on the Pelosi residence in San Francisco.
Police mentioned a person broke into the house and assaulted Paul Pelosi with a hammer. Earlier than the assault, the intruder confronted the speaker’s husband, saying, “The place is Nancy, the place is Nancy?” based on a supply briefed on the assault.
The speaker wasn’t there on the time. Paul Pelosi was taken to a hospital with blunt-force trauma and is predicted to make a full restoration.
The motive for the assault continues to be underneath investigation. On-line blogs that seem to belong to the person who attacked Paul Pelosi present quite a few extremist and anti-government posts, together with ones about pedophilia and election fraud.
Virginia Democrats called Youngkin’s feedback “completely disgusting and unbecoming.”
“The Speaker’s husband was brutally attacked and presently combating for his life and Youngkin is making jokes,” the state get together added in its tweet.