Nancy Pelosi chokes up in interview when talking about attack on husband

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., pauses as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci/AP

Nancy Pelosi chokes up in interview when talking about attack on husband

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi choked up when talking about the hammer attack on her husband in her first interview since the incident.

The California Democrat sat down with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper to discuss a variety of topics, including the recent home invasion that left the House speaker’s husband, Paul Pelosi, 82, with a fractured skull and other injuries. The House speaker teared up giving her answer, saying she was “very scared” when she heard about the attack in San Francisco while she was in Washington, D.C.

“So I run to the door, and I’m very scared,” she said, visibly choking up while describing the night of the incident. “I see the Capitol Police, and they say, ‘We have to come in to talk to you.’”

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“And I’m thinking my children, my grandchildren. I never thought it would be Paul because, you know, I knew he wouldn’t be out and about, shall we say. And so they came in. At that time, we didn’t even know where he was,” she said.

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She also said her husband will recover but that it will be a “long haul.”

The attack has affected her decision as to whether she will retire if the Democrats lose the House after the midterm elections on Tuesday, she told Cooper, though refused to elaborate.

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The full interview will air on Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 p.m. on Monday.

Paul Pelosi underwent surgery after an assailant armed with a hammer attacked him at the couple’s San Francisco home. He was released from the hospital on Friday but remains under medical care. The alleged attacker has been detained and faces a flurry of charges.

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