Nancy Pelosi told CNN that the GOP’s response to the attack on her husband was “disgraceful.”
Pelosi added that she has heard anecdotally that it has turned some voters away from the GOP.
She said Paul Pelosi is getting “closer to recovery” every day after successful surgery.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday the Republican response to the violent attack on her husband was “disgraceful” and may have cost them votes in the midterm elections.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, the speaker said the attack was “traumatic” for her family, as was knowing she was “the target” while her husband paid the price.
“It wasn’t just the attack. It was the Republican response to it, which was outrageous,” Pelosi said. “That trauma is compounded by the Republicans’ ridiculous, disrespectful attitude, and no one is distancing themselves from the horrific response they gave to it.”
In the days following the attack, several notable Republicans joked, including Donald Trump Jr., Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake. (Youngkin later said he sent Pelosi a letter of apology.)
Pelosi said on CNN that she had heard anecdotally that the GOP’s response to her husband’s attack had turned voters off. When host Dana Bash asked the question directly, Pelosi said, “They’re telling me.”
Pelosi’s husband Paul was attacked at their San Francisco home last month when an intruder who said he was looking for the Speaker hit Paul on the head with a hammer. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery for a skull fracture and was hospitalized for six days after the attack.
“Every day brings us closer to recovery,” Pelosi said on Sunday. “It’s a long road, but he’s doing well, comforted by the good wishes and especially the prayers of so many people across the country.”
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