(DCWatchdog.com) – Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has called Republicans “disgraceful” for their reaction to the recent attack on her husband as she made it clear she had no plans to resign from Congress despite previous hints to that end.
David DePape, a 42-year-old illegal immigrant from Canada, broke into Pelosi’s home in San Francisco on October 28, seeking to abduct the House Speaker.
She wasn’t there at the time, but he skirmished with her 82-year-old multimillionaire husband, Paul Pelosi, and fractured his skull with a hammer before getting arrested.
Ahead of the midterm election last week, Nancy Pelosi, also 82, had declared she might resign from Congress partly because of the incident.
However, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday, the House Speaker made it clear she had decided not to quit Congress and politics and went on the attack against the Republican Party.
She claimed that political violence in the United States “is a trend” and blamed it on the GOP.
Pelosi even argued that the Republicans’ inadequate reaction to the attack on her husband disgusted GOP supporters and hurt the party’s midterm election results.
“But it wasn’t just the attack. It was the Republican reaction to it, which was disgraceful. And that I think really the attack is horrible,” she told CNN anchor Dana Bash.
“I mean, imagine what I feel was the one who was the target and my husband paying the price and the traumatic effect on our family,” Pelosi added.
“But that trauma is intensified by the ridiculous, disrespectful attitude that the Republicans and there is no nobody disassociating themselves from the horrible response that they gave to it,” the House Speaker elaborated.
“That turned voters off?” the CNN host asked.
“They tell me so,” Nancy Pelosi responded.
In another TV appearance on Sunday, she also spoke about the incident with her husband on ABC’s program “This Week.”
There she claimed that the attack on Paul Pelosi helped the Democrats’ voter turnout in the midterms.
“We’ve been so comforted by the outpouring of 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,’” the Democrat House Speaker declared.
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