After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA.) husband was attacked on Friday (October 28), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) called out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for his “silence.”
Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Last year, a GOP Congressman shared a depiction of himself killing me. When the House rose to censure, @GOPLeader defended him.”
She drew parallels to McCarthy’s actions in the aforementioned case, tweeting, “Yesterday, a man sharing that member’s rhetoric tried to assassinate the Speaker and her spouse. What has @GOPLeader said? Nothing. This is who he is.”
According to police, Paul Pelosi was attacked at approximately 2:30 a.m.
On Friday morning a man entered the San Francisco home searching for the House Speaker.
The police were conducting a priority well-being check, where they found the two men in a struggle for the hammer.
The intruder eventually got a hold of the hammer, assaulting Pelosi with it. Pelosi’s injuries include a fractured skull and an injury to his arm and hand, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Other Republicans had come out to condemn the attacker, including former Vice President Mike Pence, who called the attack an “outrage.”
“This is an outrage and our hearts are with the entire Pelosi family.” Pence began his statement. He added, “We pray Paul will make a full recovery.”
The former Vice President expressed that “There can be no tolerance for violence against public officials or their families. This man should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”